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
- 1Philostratus attests to all these works except for Oracles (unless that refers merely to Apollonius’s quasi-oracular pronouncements) and the Life of Pythagoras, for which see below, no. 10. I have omitted those parts of the entry copied directly from the Life.
- 2This writer is only known from this citation in the Byzantine lexicon called the Souda, but there is no good reason to doubt the existence either of him or of this second Apollonius.
- 3Alexander of Abonuteichos was a charismatic who established a cult of the healing god Glycon in Paphlagonia (northern Turkey). This reference shows that Apollonius was already famous as a miracle-worker by the mid-second century.