This study of Philostratus , first published in 1986, presents the Greek biographer’s treatment of both sophists and holy men in the social and intellectual life of the early Roman Empire, which also displays his own distinctive literary personality as a superficial dilettante and an engrossing snob. Through him we gain a glimpse of the rhetorical schools and their rivalries, as well as a bizarre portrayal of the celebrated first-century holy man Apollonius of Tyana, long loathed by his later Christian press as a Pagan Christ.
Rarely does a biographer’s reputation revolve round the charge that he forged his principal source. Graham Anderson’s account produces new evidence which supports Philostratus’ credibility, but it also extends the charges of ignorance and bias in his handling of fellow-sophists.
Philostratus is intended for any reader interested in the social, cultural and literary history of the Roman Empire as well as the professional classicist.
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Book Description Croom Helm, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Very light wear to book else fine. Dustjacket has minor edgewear and rubbing. DJ spine very lightly sunned. ; Study of the Greek biographer Philostratus, the prolific sophist best known as the author of the Lives of the Sophists and the Life of Apollonius of Tyana. ; 322 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 16670
Book Description Croom Helm, London, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very good hardcover with dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 39702