Philostratus of Lemnos, Imagines
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A. Life and works

The Byzantine Suda gives three people by the name of P., all of whose dates fall between AD 160 and 250. Its attributions of works remain doubtful [9]. The most accessible to us are the life and work of the sophist the Suda describes as ‘P. the second’. He was the son of Verus and may have been born around AD 170 on the island of Lemnos, where his wealthy Athenian family held estates. P. was apparently a pupil of Proclus of Naucratis (Philost…

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Schollmeyer, Patrick, “Philostratus of Lemnos, Imagines”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
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