Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Philostratus, Lucius Flavius
(1,390 words)

b. ca. AD 170 in Athens into a family with estates in Lemnos (hence his epithet ‘the Lemnian’);

d. probably between 244 and 249;

important Greek rhetor, representative of the Second Sophistic.

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Name and identity are not certain, but sufficiently probable. Various works are extant…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Philostratus, Lucius Flavius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0171>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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