Classical Quarterly 38 (02):570- (1988)

Philostratus remarks on the terseness of the letters of Apollonius of Tyana , and letter 61 is a good example of that stylistic feature. Addressed to a Lesbonax, it says: ᾽Agr;νχαπσις ó Σκθης ν σπφóς εí δ Σκθης, τι καì ϳκθης . In my commentary to the letters, I observed that Apollonius is drawing here on the tradition of the Scythians as an idealized race, unspoiled by the cultivations of Greek city life, and is implicitly criticizing his contemporaries in the Greek world for not living up to the high ideals of Hellenism. I compared a critical remark in letter 34 that alludes to Euripides, Orestes 485: “βαπβαπθ” ο “χπóνιος ὢν φ’ ‘Ελλδι. More can now be said
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0009838800037289
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 56,972
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Apollonius of Tyana.T. Whittaker - 1903 - The Monist 13 (2):161-217.
The Life of Apollonius of Tyana. Philostratus - 2005 - Harvard University Press.
Anacharsis.J. G. F. Powell - 1982 - The Classical Review 32 (02):202-.


Added to PP index

Total views
4 ( #1,210,275 of 2,410,101 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #541,624 of 2,410,101 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes