By Philostratus, Eusebius, F. C. Conybeare

ISBN-10: 0674990196

ISBN-13: 9780674990197

THIS variation HAS BEEN changed by way of a more moderen version. Novel and biography are joined during this literary paintings with a historic middle. Philostratus' lifetime of the 1st century mystic from Tyana used to be written on the request of the empress Julia Domna. It portrays a guy with supernatural powers, a Pythagorean who predicts the longer term, treatments the in poor health, increases the useless, and himself prevails over dying, ascending to heaven and later showing to disciples to turn out his immortality. The account has a wealthy and sundry atmosphere: Apollonius' ministering contains him during the japanese Mediterranean global, as some distance south as Ethiopia, and eastward to India. Philostratus' lifetime of Apollonius was once lengthy considered by means of Christians as a perilous try to arrange a Christ-like rival. This two-volume version of the lifetime of Apollonius of Tyana comprises, within the moment quantity, a suite of Apollonius' letters and a treatise by means of the Christian bishop and historian Eusebius attacking Apollonius as a charlatan. additionally on hand by way of Philostratus 'the Athenian' within the Loeb Classical Library is his Lives of the Sophists, a treasury of data approximately outstanding sophists that yields a very good photograph of the main impression of Sophistic within the academic, social, and political lifetime of the Empire within the 2d and third centuries.

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