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Title Theios Sophistes : essays on Flavius Philostratus' Vita Apollonii / edited by Kristoffel Demoen and Danny Praet
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 405 pages) : illustrations
Series Mnemosyne. Supplements, 0169-8958 ; volume 305. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 305.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature.
Contents Reforming the Eyes: Interpreters and Interpretation in the Vita Apollonii (Graeme Miles)Irony Versus Eulogy. Th e Vita Apollonii as Metabiographical Fiction (Thomas Schirren); ""Never the Twain Shall Meet""? Plutarch and Philostratus' Life of Apollonius: Some Th emes and Techniques (Luc Van der Stockt); PART TWO HISTORICAL, RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECTS; Folklore Versus Fakelore: Some Problems in the Life of Apollonius (Graham Anderson); Apollonius' Ascension (Jaap-Jan Flinterman); Some Letters of Apollonius of Tyana (Christopher Jones)
The Emesan Connection: Philostratus and Heliodorus (John R. Morgan)Pythagoreanism and the Planetary Deities: Th e Philosophical and Literary Master-structure of the Vita Apollonii (Danny Praet); The Philostratean Apollonius as a Teacher (Erkki Koskenniemi); La Vie d'Apollonius de Tyane et le discours hagiographique (Marc Van Uytfanghe); Bibliography; General Index; Index Locorum
Summary "Flavius Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana (Vita Apollonii), written in the first half of the third century CE, is a key text in the cultural, literary and religious history of the Second Sophistic and of Late Antiquity. Its generic and formal diversity, its shifting cultural and historical background, as well as its protean hero, call for a multifaceted and interdisciplinary reading. Theios Sophisths is the first collection of interpretative essays on the Vita Apollonii. Leading scholars in the field and younger critics make for a combination of methodological continuity and innovation. The book is divided into two sections, one focusing on literary and philological discussions and relating the Vita to other ancient texts and genres, and one dealing with religious and philosophical aspects. The wide range of approaches and perspectives does justice to the high level of literary, historical and philosophical-religious sophistication of this text."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-392) and indexes
Notes Articles in French and English
Print version record
Subject 880-01 Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century. Life of Apollonius of Tyana.
SUBJECT 880-01/(S Φιλόστρατος, 160-244. Τα ες Τυανέα Απολλώνιον
Subject Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century fast
Philostratus, Flavius 160-245 Vita Apollonii gnd
Philostratus, Flavius. swd
Life of Apollonius of Tyana (Philostratus, the Athenian) fast
Vita Apollonii. swd
Subject Biographers -- Greece
Biography as a literary form.
Sophists (Greek philosophy)
biographies (literary works)
biography (general genre)
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Biography as a literary form
Sophists (Greek philosophy)
Vita Apollonii (Philostratus)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Essays (teksten)
Form Electronic book
Author Demoen, Kristoffel, editor.
Praet, Danny, 1968- editor.
ISBN 9789047424406