Philostratus, Lucius Flavius
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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.


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, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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