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The Resource Heroicus ; : Gymnasticus ; Discourses 1 and 2, Philostratus ; edited and translated by Jeffrey Rusten, Jason König

Heroicus ; : Gymnasticus ; Discourses 1 and 2, Philostratus ; edited and translated by Jeffrey Rusten, Jason König

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Heroicus ; : Gymnasticus ; Discourses 1 and 2
Title
Heroicus ;
Title remainder
Gymnasticus ; Discourses 1 and 2
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Philostratus ; edited and translated by Jeffrey Rusten, Jason König
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  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
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"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
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active 2nd century-3rd century,
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Philostratus
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index present
Language note
Texts in Greek with English translations on facing pages; preface and introductions in English
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • active 2nd century-3rd century
  • active 2nd century-3rd century
  • active 2nd century-3rd century
  • active 2nd century-3rd century
  • active 2nd century-3rd century
  • active 2nd century-3rd century
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  • Rusten, Jeffrey S.,
  • König, Jason,
  • Philostratus
  • Philostratus
  • Philostratus
  • Philostratus
  • Philostratus
  • Philostratus
Series statement
Loeb classical library
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521
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  • Philostratus
  • Heroes
  • Trojan War
  • Protesilaus
  • Gymnastics
  • Physical education and training
  • Hero worship
  • Physical education and training
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Heroicus ; : Gymnasticus ; Discourses 1 and 2, Philostratus ; edited and translated by Jeffrey Rusten, Jason König
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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861674293
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17 cm
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532 pages
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9780674996748
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(OCoLC)861674293
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Heroicus ; : Gymnasticus ; Discourses 1 and 2, Philostratus ; edited and translated by Jeffrey Rusten, Jason König
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
861674293
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
532 pages
Isbn
9780674996748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861674293

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