Record:   Prev Next
Author Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century, author
Title Heroicus ; Gymnasticus ; Discourses 1 and 2 / Philostratus ; edited and translated by Jeffrey Rusten, Jason König
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PA4272 A2 2014    AVAILABLE    30530001185842
 RCHSS Library  PA3612 L825  v.521    AVAILABLE    30560400481252
Descript 532 pages ; 17 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Loeb classical library ; 521
Loeb classical library ; 521
Note Texts in Greek with English translations on facing pages; preface and introductions in English
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
"In the writings of Philostratus (ca. 170-ca. 250 CE), the renaissance of Greek literature in the second century CE reached its height. His Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Lives of the Sophists, and Imagines reconceive in different ways Greek religion, philosophy, and art in and for the world of the Roman Empire. In this volume, Heroicus and Gymnasticus, two works of equal creativity and sophistication, together with two brief Discourses (Dialexeis), complete the Loeb edition of his writings. Heroicus is a conversation in a vineyard amid ruins of the Protesilaus shrine (opposite Troy on the Hellespont), between a wise and devout vinedresser and an initially skeptical Phoenician sailor, about the beauty, continuing powers, and worship of the Homeric heroes. With information from his local hero, the vinedresser reveals unknown stories of the Trojan campaign especially featuring Protesilaus and Palamedes, and describes complex, miraculous, and violent rituals in the cults of Achilles. Gymnasticus is the sole surviving ancient treatise on sports. It reshapes conventional ideas about the athletic body and expertise of the athletic trainer and also explores the history of the Olympic Games and other major Greek athletic festivals, portraying them as distinctive venues for the display of knowledge."-- Publisher description
Subject Heroes -- Early works to 1800
Trojan War -- Early works to 1800
Protesilaus (Mythological character)
Gymnastics -- Early works to 1800
Physical education and training -- Early works to 1800
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century -- Translations into English
Hero worship -- Greece -- Early works to 1800
Physical education and training -- Greece -- Early works to 1800
Alt Author Rusten, Jeffrey S., editor, translator
König, Jason, editor, translator
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century. Heroicus. Greek (Rusten and König)
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century. Heroicus. English (Rusten and König)
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century. Gymnasticus. Greek (Rusten and König)
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century. Gymnasticus. English (Rusten and König)
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century. Dialexeis. Greek (Rusten and König)
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century. Dialexeis. English (Rusten and König)
Alt Title Gymnasticus
Discourses 1 and 2
Record:   Prev Next