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Loeb Classical Library #16: Life of Apollonius of Tyana: Volume I. Books 1-4: ,

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This biography of a first-century CE holy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern central Turkey) who travels across the known world, from the Atlantic to the Ganges. His miracles, which include extraordinary cures and mysterious disappearances, together with his apparent triumph over death, caused pagans to make Apollonius a rival to Jesus of Nazareth.

In a new three-volume Loeb Classical Library edition of Philostratus's third-century work, Christopher Jones provides a freshly edited Greek text and a stylish translation with full explanatory notes. Apollonius of Tyana is by far the longest biography that survives from antiquity. Jones in his Introduction asks how far it is history and how far fiction, and discusses its survival from Late Antiquity to modern times.

Synopsis:

In his Life of Apollonius Philostratus (second to third century CE) portrays a first-century CE teacher, religious reformer, and perceived rival to Jesus. Apollonius's letters, ancient reports about him, and a letter by Eusebius (fourth century CE) that is now central to the history of Philostratus's work add to the portrait.

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This biography of a first-century CEholy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern central Turkey) who travels across the known world, from the Atlantic to the Ganges. His miracles, which include extraordinary cures and mysterious disappearances, together with his apparent triumph over death, caused pagans to make Apollonius a rival to Jesus of Nazareth.

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Christopher P. Jones is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics and of History, Emeritus, Harvard University.

Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674996137
Editor:
Jones, Christopher Prestige
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Translator:
Jones, Christopher P.
Editor:
Jones, Christopher Prestige
Editor:
Jones, Christopher P.
Author:
Philostratus
Author:
Eusebius
Author:
Jones, Christopher P.
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Apollonius
Subject:
Philosophers -- Greece.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Religious
Copyright:
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
016
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6 x 4 x 1 in

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Product details 432 pages Harvard University Press - English 9780674996137 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In his Life of Apollonius Philostratus (second to third century CE) portrays a first-century CE teacher, religious reformer, and perceived rival to Jesus. Apollonius's letters, ancient reports about him, and a letter by Eusebius (fourth century CE) that is now central to the history of Philostratus's work add to the portrait.
"Synopsis" by , This biography of a first-century CEholy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern central Turkey) who travels across the known world, from the Atlantic to the Ganges. His miracles, which include extraordinary cures and mysterious disappearances, together with his apparent triumph over death, caused pagans to make Apollonius a rival to Jesus of Nazareth.
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