Theios Sophistes: Essays on Flavius Philostratus' Vita Apollonii by Kristoffel Demoen, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Theios Sophistes: Essays on Flavius Philostratus' Vita Apollonii

Theios Sophistes: Essays on Flavius Philostratus' Vita Apollonii

by Kristoffel Demoen
     
 

In this collection of interpretative essays on Flavius Philostratus’ Vita Apollonii , leading scholars and younger critics make for a combination of methodological continuity and innovation. The wide range of approaches does justice to the text’s high level of literary, historical and philosophical-religious sophistication.

Overview

In this collection of interpretative essays on Flavius Philostratus’ Vita Apollonii , leading scholars and younger critics make for a combination of methodological continuity and innovation. The wide range of approaches does justice to the text’s high level of literary, historical and philosophical-religious sophistication.

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From the Publisher
This excellent volume of essays serves as a showcase for how much interesting scholarship can come from viewing the Vita Apollonii [...] as a uniquely interesting text worthy of study in its own right, on a level with more canonical works. Specialists will want to read it thoroughly, and a great many others will find unexpectedly rich results from browsing. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, October 2009.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004171091
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Series:
Mnemosyne, Supplements Series, #305
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kristoffel Demoen, Ph.D. (1993) in Classics, is Professor of Greek Literature at Ghent University. He has published mainly on the interplay between rhetoric, poetry and ideology in Late Antiquity and Byzantium, including Pagan and Biblical Exempla in Gregory Nazianzen (Brepols, 1996).

Danny Praet, Ph.D. in Classics (1997), is Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Early Christianity at Ghent University. He has published mainly on the interplay between religion, philosophy and literature in Late Antiquity. He is currently preparing the edition of the Collected Papers by Franz Cumont.

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