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Bibliography Manuscripts.

There are a number of mss. of the Lives, of which the following are the most important: Vaticanus 99, eleventh century; Vaticanus 64, fourteenth century; Vaticanus 140, fifteenth or sixteenth century (contains also the Lives of Eunapius); Laurentianus 59, twelfth century; Marcianus, 391, fifteenth century. Cobet’s emendations are in Mnemosyne, 1873, Jahn’s notes and emendations in his Symbolae ad Philostrati librum de vitis sophistarum, Berne, 1837.

Editions

Aldine, 1502. Juntine, 1517, 1535. Morell, 1608. Olearius, Leipzig, 1709. Westermann, Didot, Paris, 1822, reprinted 1849 and 1878 (with a Latin version, often incorrect). Heyne and Jacobs, 1797. Kayser, Heidelberg, 1838, with notes. Kayser, Zürich, 1842–1846, 1853. Kayser, Teubner, Leipzig, 1871.1 Bendorf, Leipzig, 1893.

Polemo: Hinck, Leipzig, 1873. Herodes Atticus: In Oratores Attici, Paris, 1868. Hass, De H. A. oratione περὶ πολιτείας, Kiel, 1880. Aristeides: Dindorf, Leipzig, 1829. Keil, Berlin, 1897.

Literature

Fertig, De Philostrati sophistis, Bamberg, 1894. Schmid, Atticismus, vol. iv. Stuttgart, 1896, on the style of Philostratus; vol. i. on the style of Aristeides, 1887.

  • 1The text of the present edition is that of Kayser, revised. The paging is that of Olearius.
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Baumgart, Aelius Aristeides, Leipzig, 1874. Jüttner, De Polemone, Breslau, 1898. Rohde, Der griechische Roman, Leipzig. 1876, 1900. Norden, Antike Kunst-Prosa, Leipzig, 1898. Leo, Griechisch-römische Biographie, Leipzig, 1901. Bruns, Die atticistischen Bestrebungen, Kiel, 1896. Volkmann, Die Rhetorik der Griechen und Römer, 2nd edition, Leipzig, 1885. Kohl, De scholasticarum declamationum argumentis ex historia petitis, Paderborn, 1915. Rohde in Rheinisches Museum, xli. Kaibel in Hermes, xx. Radermacher in Rheinisches Museum, lii., liv. (the last three articles are discussions of the historical development of the New Sophistic). Münscher, “Die Philostrate” in Philologus, Supplement 10, 1907 (this is the best discussion of the identity and the ascription of the works of the Philostrati), Wilamowitz in Hermes xxxv. (on Atticism and Asianism). Stock, De prolaliarum usu rhetorico, Königsberg, 1911. Burgess, Epideictic Literature, Chicago, 1902. Philologische Abhandlungen, Breslau, 1901, Quaestiones rhetoricae (articles on the lives an works of second and fourth century rhetoricians). A. Bou langer, Aelius Aristide et la sophistique dans la province d’Asie au IIe siècle de notre ère, Paris, 1923. P. Graindor, Un milliardaire antique: Hérode Atticus et sa famille, Cairo, 1930. E. Groag, “Cn. Claudius Severus und der Sophist Hadrian,” in Wiener Studien, 24 (1902), pp. 261 ff. F. Solmsen, “Philostratos,” in Pauly-Wissowa, Realencycl., 20. 1, cols. 125–174. J. Keil, “Vertreter der Zweiten Sophistik in Ephesos,” in Jahreshefte d. öster. arch. Inst., 40, 1953, pp. 5 ff. C. Behr, Aelius Aristides and the Sacred Tales, 1968.

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