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This biography of a first-century CE holy guy has develop into probably the most largely mentioned literary works of later antiquity. With an attractive type, Philostratus portrays a charismatic instructor and non secular reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern imperative Turkey) who travels around the identified global, from the Atlantic to the Ganges. His miracles, which come with outstanding therapies and mysterious disappearances, with his obvious conquer demise, brought on pagans to make Apollonius a rival to Jesus of Nazareth.

In a brand new three-volume Loeb Classical Library version of Philostratus's third-century paintings, Christopher Jones offers a freshly edited Greek textual content and a fashionable translation with complete explanatory notes. Apollonius of Tyana is by means of a long way the longest biography that survives from antiquity. Jones in his creation asks how a long way it truly is heritage and the way some distance fiction, and discusses its survival from overdue Antiquity to fashionable times.

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