Philostratus


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Philostratus

(Flavius Philostratus) (fĭlŏs`trətəs; flā`vēəs), fl. c.217, Greek Sophist. From a famous literary family in Lemnos, he settled in Athens in later life. His works include Life of Apollonius of Tyana (a philosopher) and Lives of the Sophists.

Philostratus

 

the name of four Greek writers who lived in the second and third centuries A.D. and were representatives of the second, or new, sophistic movement. The surviving works include the dialogue Nero by Philostratus I, The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Lives of the Sophists, Imagines, the dialogue Heroicus, and an anthology of fictitious love letters by Philostratus II the Elder, an exhortation on the epistolary style by Philostratus III the Lemnian, and the anthology Imagines by Philostratus IV the Younger.

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Philostratorum et Callistrati opera. Compiled by A. Westermann. Paris, 1878.
In Russian translation:
Filostrat (Starshii i Mladshii): Kartiny. Moscow, 1936. (Translated by S. P. Kondrat’ev.)
Pamiatniki pozdnei antichnoi poezii i prozy II-V v. Moscow, 1964. Pages 233–50.
Pamiatniki pozdnei antichnoi nauchno-khudozhestvennoi literatury II-Vv. Moscow, 1964. Pages 168–77.
Pamiatniki pozdnego antichnogo oratorskogo i epistoliarnogo iskusstva II-V v. Moscow, 1964. Pages 143–52.
References in classic literature ?
A scholiast renders `giving eight mouthfulls'; but the elder Philostratus uses the word in contrast to `leavened'.
There was a gem in the brain of the dragon, Philostratus told us, and "by the exhibition of golden letters and a scarlet robe" the monster could be thrown into a magical sleep and slain.
Philostratus and Julian) seem to allude to the genre (although Whitmarsh contests this attribution), but otherwise the general silence has led critics to assume it was beneath literary consideration, without aspiration to higher status.
45a28 [Bekker]), while Philostratus adds to this account the details that the stone is elusive but sheds a brilliant light (VA 3.
Philostratus, Titian, Van Dyck, Watteau, and Manet, among other luminaries, participated in this tradition of escapism in their scenes of Bacchanalia, of the Fete Galante, or even of a Dejeuner surl'herbe.
of such as have had familiar company many years with them, and that in the habit of men and women Philostratus in his fourth book de vita Apollonii, hath a memorable instance in this kind, which I may not omit, of one Menippus Lycius, a young man twenty-five years of age, that going between Cenchreas and Corinth, met such a phantasm in the habit of a fair gentlewoman, which taking him by the hand, carried him home to her house in the suburbs of Corinth, and told him she was a Phoenician by birth, and if he would tarry with her, "he should hear her sing and play, and drink such wine as never any drank, and no man should molest him; but she being fair and lovely would live and die with him, that was fair and lovely to behold.
A number of ancient authors, including Philostratus, Pausanias, and Ovid wrote about Hercules' healing powers, and shrines and temples were erected in his honor for people seeking cures.
FOBES, The Letters of Alciphron, Aelian and Philostratus, Cambridge [Mass.
The character of Zephyr, and the transmogrification of the story into Zephyr killing Hyacinth out of jealousy, comes not from Ovid, Apollodorus, or Hyginus, but from Palaiphatos, (16) Lucian, (17) Philostratus the Elder, (18) and Philostratus the Younger.
As described by Philostratus, "the power of the god came upon the Pythia, her bosom heaved and she panted.
Likewise, Prometheus is characterized as the father of philosophy by Theophrastus, the inventor of gymnastics by Philostratus, or the first man to discover how to store and carry fire in a fennel stalk, or to teach men to wear rings on their fingers, by Pliny" (Raggio 50).
A second century AD rhetorician named Philostratus left us a word picture of the scene, including the beacon fire kept alight at the entrance to steer benighted sailors to safe haven.