Apollonius of Tyana


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Apollonius of Tyana,

fl. 1st cent. A.D., Greek philosopher, b. Tyana, Cappadocia. A philosopher of the Neo-Pythagorean school, he traveled widely and became famous for his wisdom and reputed magical powers. He was accused of treason by both NeroNero
(Nero Claudius Caesar) , A.D. 37–A.D. 68, Roman emperor (A.D. 54–A.D. 68). He was originally named Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus and was the son of Cnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul in A.D.
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 and DomitianDomitian
(Titus Flavius Domitianus) , A.D. 51–A.D. 96, Roman emperor (A.D. 81–A.D. 96), son of Vespasian. Although intended as the heir to his older brother, Titus, he was given no important posts.
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, but escaped by supposedly magical means. A record of his travels, based on the journal of his companion, Damis, and written (c.A.D. 216) by Flavius Philostratus, is a mixture of truth and romantic fiction. Some critics have denounced it for its similarity to the Christ story, but others, such as VoltaireVoltaire, François Marie Arouet de
, 1694–1778, French philosopher and author, whose original name was Arouet. One of the towering geniuses in literary and intellectual history, Voltaire personifies the Enlightenment.
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 and Charles Blount, have championed the doctrines of Apollonius. He died, supposedly at age 100, after setting up a school in Ephesus.
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seer and wonder-worker Apollonius of Tyana is compared (as he often has been) to Jesus.
Regarding the criticism of miracles, even the witty apology of the ancient miracle worker Apollonius of Tyana by Christian Paalzow of 1787 relies heavily on ancient arguments.
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During this time he completed his MA entitled The Argonautica according to Pindar at the Queen's University of Belfast (1974) and began his career as a researcher with articles on Marcus Caelius Rufus (1974) and Apollonius of Tyana (1984).
Through his essays and his dance play Apollonius of Tyana, written at Black Mountain College in 1951, Olson provided an important impetus for an art based on the body.
Even Eusebius was a reader of Philostratus's Life of Apollonius of Tyana, and a serious one at that (as Averil Cameron points out, "Eusebius' Vita Constantini and the Construction of Constantine," in Portraits: Biographical Representation in the Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire, ed.
Whitmarsh discusses the temporal complexity in Philostratus's The Life of Apollonius of Tyana.
For the Parthian judgment hall at Babylon as recorded by Philostratus (Life of Apollonius of Tyana 1.
119) Filelfo's translations contain eight full letters and a portion of a ninth by Diogenes, and three by Crates (all twelve from the Cynic Epistles); additionally, Filelfo translated briefer passages from the Life of Apollonius of Tyana and the Letters of Phalaris.
First of all, sufficiently detailed information had to be available about individuals to allow a comprehensive summary of their careers, thus excluding those like Apollonius of Tyana whose fame is mainly based on hearsay, anecdotes, or legends.
Wytse Keulen discusses in one chapter the Latin novels by Petronius, Apuleius and the anonymous History of Apollonius of Tyre, and in another Philostratos' Life of Apollonius of Tyana.
The most extensive account is in Philostratus's Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book VI.