By Ewen Bowie, Jaś Elsner (eds.)
This can be the 1st quantity of amassed papers to be dedicated to the paintings of Philostratus, the good essayist, biographer and historian of Greek tradition within the Roman international, and the main scintillating author of Greek prose within the 3rd century advert. The papers hide his amazing diversity, from hagiographic fiction to ancient discussion, from pictorial description to like letters, and from prescriptions for gymnastics to the lives of the Sophists. the standard of his writing and the troubles inside of his purview - faith, aesthetics, athletics and schooling - make Philostratus's writings one of the most crucial records for figuring out Greek tradition within the Roman international, and advisor us in exploring the adulthood of Hellenic cultural identification within the context of the increase of Christianity. Few reports were dedicated to this missed determine, and this assortment will for this reason be of serious worth to students and scholars of imperial Greek literature and paintings.
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SB7-8. I7-S97· et: 24 Introductory attend the lectures ofHadrianus ofTyre, and later returned ro settle there. We learn that he taught in one of his two Athenian houses (he also had two others, in the Piraeus and at Eleusis): there, for a once-for-all fee of 100 drachmae, his pupils had access to both his lectures and his private library. 'H Philoscrarus' phraseology does not make it clear whether he himself was in the category of boys or young men. The derail and enthusiasm ofPhilostrarus' discussion ofHippodromus of Thessaly mighr also suggest he was formally taught by him.
613. '' Most recently by Whitmarsh (1999) 14)-4. Plan. , and since the Suda ascribes epigrams to Philostratus 'the Second' it has been thought that he is a likely author/4 74 Follel (1964) demonslrales rwo olher epigrams m be la1er compositions. CHAPTER 3 Culture and nature in Philostratus SimonSwain CULTURE AND NATURE Philostratus is one of the most versatile and comprehensive of the Second Sophistic writers. In his own literary and political activity he seems ro sum up the culture of the period he himself has named for us.
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