5-11-11 - The Heroikos Lucius Flavius Philostratus 170-247...

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The Heroikos
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Lucius Flavius Philostratus 170-247 CE From either Tyre or Lemnos Educated in Athens Worked as a sophist and an author Lived in Rome, a friend and literary colleague of Julia Domna (170-217), the wife of Septimius Severus (145-211) Author of the Lives of the Sophists , Life of Apollonius of Tyana , Imagines , and Epistolae
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Belated 'Correct' or 'New' 'History' Examples - Aeneid Virgil, 1 st BCE - Dictys Cretensis Ephemeridos belli Troiani 3 rd /4 th century (?) CE A 'translation' by Quintus Septimius - Daretis Phrygii de excido Troiae historia 3 rd /4 th /5 th century (?) CE By Cornelius Nepos
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Heroikos: the Meeting The Vinedresser - A stereotypical rural-elite of the Second Sophistic The Phoenician - A stereotypical urbane and sophisticated 'Greek' The utter weirdness of the premise, which the Phoenician doesn't even believe - The Vinedresser, with Protesilaos
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Skepticism and Belief The Phoenician - Completely disbelieves the Vinedresser's
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course CLASSICS 101 taught by Professor Benjaminmcclosky during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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