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Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century


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    • us: Filostrat, Flaviĭ, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Filóstrato, el Viejo, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Filostrato, Flavio, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Filostrato, Maggiore, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Filostratos, Flawiusz, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Flavio Filostrato, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Flavius Philostratus, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Flawiusz Filostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Philostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Philostratos, Phlauios, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Philostratus, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Philostratus, Flavius, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Philostratus II, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Philostratus, the Elder, active 2nd century-3rd century
    • us: Phlauios Philostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century
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    • Philostratus, Flavius
    • Philostratus, the Athenian, 2nd/3rd cent.
  • Sources

    • found: Grant, M. Greek and Latin authors, 1980 (Philostratus, Flavius, a Greek sophist, b. ca. 170 A.D., d. in reign of Philip the Arabian (r. 244-249); great confusion arises from probable existence of no less than four writers of this name)
    • found: Anderson, G. Philostratus, 1986: index (Philostratus the Athenian) p. 3 (a sophist, b. somewhere around the 170s; the Suda puts his death in the reign of Philip the Arab (244-9); the 2nd in a line of 4 (or 1st of 3) Philostrati from Lemnos; the ascription of the Lives of the sophists gives the author's name as Flavius Philostratus; epigraphic evidence enables us to add at least tentatively a praenomen Lucius)
    • found: LC data base, 1-16-87 (hdg.: Philostratus, Flavius, ca. 170-ca. 245) LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Philostratus, Flavius)
    • found: BLC (Philostratus, the Elder)
    • found: His Vite dei sofisti, 1987: t.p. (Flavio Filostrato)
    • found: His Zhiznʹ Apollonii͡a Tianskogo, 1985: t.p. (Flaviĭ Filostrat)
    • found: His Philostratorum et Callistrati opera, 1849: p. 1 (Philostratou [in Greek alphabet] ... Philostrati ... ) p. 195 (Phlauios Philostratos [in Greek alphabet]; Flavius Philostratus)
    • found: Imágenes, c1993: t.p. (Filóstrato el Viejo)
    • found: Flinterman, Jaap-Jan. Power, paideia & Pythagoreanism, 1995: p. 6-7 (almost universally agreed upon that the same Philostratus wrote the Life of Apollonius of Tyana and Lives of the sophists also wrote Gymnasticus; also called Philostratus II) p. 10-11 (the first collection of the Imagines has been attributed to both Philostratus the Athenian and Philostratus the Lemnian, depending on how the lineage of the Philostrati is interpreted)
    • found: Dictionary of Greek and Roman mythology online, June 4, 2007: (Suidas describes the first Philostratus as the son of Verus and alive during the reign of Nero (54-68 B.C.E.), the second Philostratus as the son of the first and alive during the reign of Philip the Arab (244-249 B.C.E.), and the third Philostratus as the grand-nephew of the second and the author of Eikonas, Panathenaikon, and Troikon. This chronologically impossible description has caused great confusion and speculation over the authorship of Philostratus's works)
    • found: Żywoty sofistów, 2008: t.p. (Flawiusz Filostratos)
    • found: La pinacoteca, 2010: t.p. (Filostrato Maggiore)
  • LC Classification

    • PA4272
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-04-18: new
    • 2016-07-27: revised
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