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Philostratus the Athenian was a third century AD sophist, who settled in Rome as a member of the learned circle of the Empress Julia Domna. His celebrated ‘Life of Apollonius of Tyana’ is by far the longest biography to survive from classical times and it became one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. It employs an engaging style that brings to life its charismatic subject — a teacher and religious reformer that travels across the known world, from the Atlantic to the Ganges. His miracles, which include extraordinary cures and inexplicable disappearances, blended with his apparent triumph over death, resulted in many pagans regarding Apollonius as a rival to Jesus of Nazareth. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Philostratus’ collected works, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Philostratus’ life and works
* Features the collected works of Philostratus, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions to the works
* Includes translations previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library editions of Philostratus
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Philostratus’ rare letters, first time in digital print
* Also includes the two ‘Imagines’ by Philostratus’ relatives, Philostratus of Lemnos and Philostratus the Younger
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography — discover Philostratus’ ancient world
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: there are no translations available in the public domain of ‘Gymnasticus’ and ‘Heroicus’; therefore, these texts cannot appear in this edition.


The Translations
Life of Apollonius of Tyana (tr. F. C. Conybeare, 1912)
Lives of the Sophists (tr. Wilmer C. Wright, 1921)
Epistolae (tr. A. R. Benner, 1949)
Imagines by Philostratus of Lemnos (tr. Arthur Fairbanks, 1931)
Imagines by Philostratus the Younger (tr. Arthur Fairbanks, 1931)

The Greek Texts
List of Greek Texts

The Dual Texts
Dual Greek and English Texts

The Biography
Introduction to Philostratus (1921) by Wilmer C. Wright

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