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Philostratus The Athenian, Lives Of The Sophists, 583
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1. Aristotle, Rhetoric, None (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Aelius Aristides, Orations, 19.1, 42.14 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Anon., Marytrdom of Polycarp, 3.1, 10.1-10.2, 12.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.1. 1 But thanks be to God, for he had no power over any. For the most noble Germanicus encouraged their fears by the endurance which was in him, and he fought gloriously with the wild beasts. For when the Pro-Consul wished to persuade him and bade him have pity on his youth, he violently dragged the beast towards himself, wishing to be released more quickly from their unrighteous and lawless life. 10.1. 1 But when he persisted again, and said: "Swear by the genius of Caesar," he answered him: "If you vainly suppose that I will swear by the genius of Caesar, as you say, and pretend that you are ignorant who I am, listen plainly: I am a Christian. And if you wish to learn the doctrine of Christianity fix a day and listen. 10.2. 2 The Pro-Consul said: "Persuade the people." And Polycarp said: "You I should have held worthy of discussion, for we have been taught to render honour, as is meet, if it hurt us not, to princes and authorities appointed by God. But as for those, I do not count them worthy that a defence should be made to them. 12.2. 2 When this had been said by the herald, all the multitude of heathen and Jews living in Smyrna cried out with uncontrollable wrath and a loud shout: "This is the teacher of Asia, the father of the Christians, the destroyer of our Gods, who teaches many neither to offer sacrifice nor to worship." And when they said this, they cried out and asked Philip the Asiarch to let loose a lion on Polycarp. But he said he could not legally do this, since he had closed the Sports.
4. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 71.3 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

71.3. 1‑1. for he is said to have engaged in a plot later against his father-in‑law Marcus and to have perished by poison before he could carry out any of his plans. Martius Verus sent out Thucydides to conduct Sohaemus into Armenia, and this general, thanks to the terror inspired by his arms and to the natural good judgment that he showed in every situation, kept pressing vigorously forward. Now Martius had the ability not only to overpower his antagonists by force of arms, to anticipate them by swiftness, or to outwit them by strategy, which is the true strength of a general, but also to persuade them by plausible promises, to conciliate them by generous gifts, and to tempt them by bright hopes. There was a quality of charm about all that he said or did, a charm that soothed the vexation and anger of everyone while raising their hopes even more. He knew the proper time for flattery and presents and entertainment at table. And since in addition to these talents he showed perseverance in his undertakings and energy combined with swiftness against his foes, he made it plain to the barbarians that his friendship was more worth striving for than his enmity. So when he arrived in the New City, which was held by a garrison of Romans placed there by Priscus, and found them attempting a mutiny, have took pains both by word and by deed to bring them to a better temper; and he made this place the foremost city of Armenia. Rivers are bridged by the Romans with the greatest ease, since the soldiers are always practising bridge-building, which is carried on like any other warlike exercise, on the Ister, the Rhine, and the Euphrates. Now the method of procedure — which probably is not familiar to everybody — is as follows. The ships by means of which the river is to be bridged are flat-bottomed, and these are anchored a little way up-stream from the spot where the bridge is to be constructed. Then, when the signal is given, they first let one ship drift down-stream close to the bank that they are holding; and when it has come opposite to the spot that is to be bridged, they throw into the stream a wicker-basket filled with stones and fastened by a cable, which serves as an anchor. Made fast in this way, the ship remains in position near the bank, and by means of planks and bridge-work, which the vessel carries in large quantity, a floor is at once laid to the landing-place. Then they send down another ship at a little distance from the first, and another one beyond that, until they have extended the bridge to the opposite bank. The ship that is nearest the enemy's bank carries towers upon it and a gate and archers and catapults. As many missiles were being hurled at the men engaged in bridging, Cassius ordered missiles and catapults to be discharged. And when the first ranks of the barbarians fell, the rest gave way.
5. Philostratus The Athenian, Life of Apollonius, 2.37 (2nd cent. CE

2.37. And more than this, as a faculty of divination by means of dreams, which is the divines and most godlike of human faculties, the soul detects the truth all the more easily when it is not muddied by wine, but accepts the message unstained and scans it carefully. Anyhow, the explains of dreams and visions, those whom the poets call interpreters of dreams, will never undertake to explain any vision to anyone without having first asked the time when it was seen. For if it was at dawn and in the sleep of morning tide, they calculate its meaning on the assumption that the soul is then in a condition to divine soundly and healthily, because by then it has cleansed itself of the stains of wine. But if the vision was seen in the first sleep or at midnight, when the soul is still immersed in the lees of wine and muddied thereby, they decline to make any suggestions, and they are wise. And that the gods also are of this opinion, and that they commit the faculty of oracular response to souls which are sober, I will clearly show. There was, O king, a seer among the Greeks called Amphiaros. I know, said the other; for you allude, I imagine, to the son of Oecles, who was swallowed up alive by the earth on his way back from Thebes. This man, O king, said Apollonius, still divines in Attica, inducing dreams in those who consult him, and the priests take a man who wishes to consult him, and they prevent his eating for one day, and from drinking wine for three, in order that he may imbibe the oracles with his soul in a condition of utter transparency. But if wine were a good drug of sleep, then the wise Amphiaros would have bidden his votaries to adopt the opposite regimen, and would have had them carried into his shrine as full of wine as leather flagons. And I could mention many oracles, held in repute by Greeks and barbarians alike, where the priest utters his responses from the tripod after imbibing water and not wine. So you may consider me also as a fit vehicle of the god, O king, along with all who drink water. For we are rapt by the nymphs and are bacchantic revelers in sobriety. Well, then, said the king, you must make me too, O Apollonius, a member of your religious brotherhood. I would do so, said the other, provided only you will not be esteemed vulgar and held cheap by your subjects. For in the case of a king a philosophy that is at once moderate and indulgent makes a good mixture, as is seen in your own case; but an excess of rigor and severity would seem vulgar, O king, and beneath your august station; and, what is more, it might be construed by the envious as due to pride.
6. Philostratus The Athenian, Lives of The Sophists, 529, 537, 539, 563, 578, 580-582, 585, 605, 613, 626, 509 (2nd cent. CE

7. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 7.32.16 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

7.32.16. And this is not an opinion of our own; but it was known to the Jews of old, even before Christ, and was carefully observed by them. This may be learned from what is said by Philo, Josephus, and Musaeus; and not only by them, but also by those yet more ancient, the two Agathobuli, surnamed 'Masters,' and the famous Aristobulus, who was chosen among the seventy interpreters of the sacred and divine Hebrew Scriptures by Ptolemy Philadelphus and his father, and who also dedicated his exegetical books on the law of Moses to the same kings.
8. Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Septimus Severus, 6 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

9. Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Pescennius Niger, 3 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aelius aristeides, sophist Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352, 494
aelius aristides Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102; Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
alexandros of seleukeia Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
anatolius of alexandreia Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
animal Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
antiocheia on orontes, pescennius niger in Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
antipatros of hierapolis, sophist Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
antoninus pius (emperor) Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
apollinarius of hierapolis Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
apology Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
architecture, gymnasium Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
architecture, halls Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
aristobulus Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
asia Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
asia (province) Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
asklepios Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
athenagoras Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
athens, mother city of colonies in asia, second sophistic Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
aurelius flavianus sulpicius, philosopher and galatarch Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
biblidion Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
biography (lives) Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
bithynia/bithynians, cities Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
body, blood Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
chairemon, son of pythodoros, of nysa Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
cilicia, roman province, tres eparchiae Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
commodus, emperor Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
commodus (emperor) Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
costoboci, people Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
damianos of ephesos, sophist Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
definition Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
dreams, aristides and Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
dreams Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
enteuxis Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
ephesos, second sophistic Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
eusebius of caesarea Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
faustina ii, wife of marcus aurelius Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
faustinopolis (halala) Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
flavius carminius athenagoras, proconsul Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
galatarches, president of the commonalty of galatia Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
galen Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
gladiator Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
gods, in dreams Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
halala (faustinopolis) Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
herakleides of lycia, sophist Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
hermogenes of tarsos, sophist Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
herodes atticus, sophist Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
identity Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
interpretation, aristides Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
i̇zmit (nikomedeia) Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
justin Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
king, emperor, caracalla Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
lake ascania (now lake i̇znik) Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
lycia et pamphylia, roman province Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
marcus aurelius, emperor Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
marcus aurelius (emperor) Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
martyrdom Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
melito of sardis Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
military, billeting Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
name Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
neolithic/chalcolithic age (ca. Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352, 494
nikaia in bithynia (today i̇znik) Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
niketes of smyrna, sophist Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
nikomedeia (today i̇zmit) Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
oath, vow Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
paschal feast Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
philosophers Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
philosophy Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
polemon of smyrna, sophist Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
pompeiopolis in paphlagonia Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
prosphonesis Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
prusias on hypios (kieros) Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
quirinus, advocatus fisci Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
rhetoric, declamation Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
rhetoric, hypothesis Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
rhetoric, irony Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
rhetoric, second sophistic Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
rhetoric Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
rome/romans, provincialization and parthian wars in the imperial period Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
selinus (traianopolis, now gazi paşa) Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
senatus consultum (senatorial decree), s.c. popillianum Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
septimus severus Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
significance, divinatory' Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 102
smyrna Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236
sophistic, second Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 240
sophists/second sophitic Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 494
throne Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 352
warfare, military, battle Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 236