Apollonius of Tyana, Testimonia

LCL 458: 86-87




1. Souda A 3420 (FGrHist IV A 1064 T 9). Ἀπολλώνιος, Τυανεύς, φιλόσοφος, υἱὸς Ἀπολλωνίου καὶ μητρὸς πολίτιδος τῶν ἐπιφανῶν . . . συνέταξε δὲ τοσαῦτα· Τελετὰς ἢ Περὶ θυσιῶν, Διαθήκην, Χρησμούς, Ἐπιστολάς, Πυθαγόρου βίον.

2. Agreophon (second or third century?), Sοuda A 3421 (FGrHist IV A 1081 T 1). Ἀπολλώνιος ἕτερος, Τυανεύς, φιλόσοφος νεώτερος, γεγονὼς ἐπὶ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ βασιλέως, ὡς Ἀγρεοφῶν1 ἐν τῷ Περὶ Ὁμωνύμων.

3. Lucian (ca. 120—ca. 180), Alexander the Fale Prophet 5 (FGrHist IV A 1064 T 1). ἦν δὲ ὁ διδάσκαλος ἐκεῖνος καὶ ἐραστὴς τὸ γένος Τυανεύς, τῶν Ἀπολλωνίῳ τῷ [Τυανεῖ]2 πάνυ συγγενομένων καὶ τὴν πᾶσαν αὐτοῦ τραγῳδίαν εἰδότων.

4. Cassius Dio (ca. 164-after 229), Histories 67, 18, 1 (VIII 356 Cary, LCL; FGrHist IV A 1064 T 2). ὃ δ᾿ εἶπον




1 (Souda). Apollonius of Tyana, philosopher, son of Apollonius and of a mother who was a citizen, people of distinguished rank…. He wrote Initiations or On Sacrifices, a Will, Oracles, Letters, a Life of Pythagoras.1

2 (Souda). Apollonius, another Tyanean, a more recent philosopher who lived in the time of the emperor Hadrian, as Agreophon (says) in his work On People with the same Name.2

3 (Lucian). Now that teacher and lover of his was a Tyanean by origin, one of those who had associated with the famous Apollonius and knew all his bag of tricks.3

4 (Cassius Dio). The thing I mentioned as having surprised

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.apollonius_tyana-testimonia.2006