Studies in the Textual Tradition of Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana

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Abstract

This article, which is devoted to the textual tradition of Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana (VA), is a sequel to G. J. BOTER, Towards a new critical edition of Philostratus' Life of Apollonius: the affiliation of the manuscripts, in K. Demoen, D. Praet (eds.), Theios Sophistes, Leiden-Boston, 2009, p. 21-56. The article consists of four parts. The first part contains a codicological description of the sixteen extant manuscripts that contain (large portions of) the text. The second part is concerned with twelve manuscripts that contain excerpts or fragments of the VA. The third part is devoted to the treatise by Eusebius and the excerpts in Photius' Bibliotheca and the Suda. The fourth part, finally, gives a correction of the stemma that was presented in the 2009 article: it is shown that Scorialensis Φ.III.8 (E) is the source of the common ancestor of Parisinus gr. 1696 (P) and Marcianus gr.XI.29 (M) and not its gemellus. © BREPOLS & PUBLISHERS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-49
Number of pages49
JournalRevue d'histoire des textes
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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