Life of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus

Estimated Range of Dating: 200-220 A.D.

Chronological List of Early Christian Writings
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Selected articles from the English translation of F.C. Conybeare
Eusebius of Caesarea: Against Hierocles
Eusebius of Caesarea: Against Hierocles (with preface)
Online Resources for Life of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus

Apollonius of Tyana Critical evaluation of sources
Apollonius of Tyana Introductory Article
Apollonius of Tyana: The Monkey of Christ?
Apollonius Tyaneus and Simon Magus
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F. C. Conybeare, Philostratus: The Life of Apollonius of Tyana (Loeb Classical Library)
G. R. S. Mead, Apollonius of Tyana (Kessinger 1997 reprint)
Kenneth S. Guthrie, The Gospel of Apollonius of Tyana (Kessinger 1997 reprint)
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Apollonius lived in the second half of the first century. Philostratus wrote his biography of Apollonius in approximately 220 CE. Apollonius seems to have been some combination of philosopher and magician, although Philostratus shows distaste for the latter aspect of Apollonius’ life. Comparisons between Apollonius and Jesus have been made many times, with the allegation that one is the imitator of the other (either in reality or through his biographers). These allegations go back to ancient times and prompted Eusebius to write a refutation Against Hierocles around 310 CE.

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