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Apuleius, Florida, 19

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1. New Testament, Mark, 5.35-5.43 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5.35. While he was still speaking, they came from the synagogue ruler's house saying, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more? 5.36. But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Don't be afraid, only believe. 5.37. He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. 5.38. He came to the synagogue ruler's house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing. 5.39. When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep. 5.40. They laughed him to scorn. But he, having put them all out, took the father of the child and her mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying. 5.41. Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha cumi;" which means, being interpreted, "Young lady, I tell you, get up. 5.42. Immediately the young lady rose up, and walked, for she was twelve years old. They were amazed with great amazement. 5.43. He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.
2. Philostratus The Athenian, Life of Apollonius, 3.25, 4.45 (2nd cent. CE - missingth cent. CE)

3.25. ThereUPON the Indian smiled and said: You seem to think that mere abstention from injustice constitutes justice, and I am of opinion that all Greeks do the same. For as I once learned from the Egyptians that come hither, governors from Rome are in the habit of visiting your country, brandishing their axes naked over your heads, before they know they have bad men to rule or not; but you acknowledge them to be just if they merely do not sell justice. And I have heard that the slave merchants yonder do exactly the same; for when they come to you with convoys of Carian slaves and are anxious to recommend their characters to you, they make it a great merit of the slaves that they do not steal. In the same way do you recommend on such grounds the rulers whose sway you acknowledge, and after decorating them with such praises as you lavish upon slaves, you send them away, objects, as you imagine, of universal admiration. Nay more, your cleverest poets will not give you leave to be just and good, even if you want to. For here was Minos, a man who exceeded all men in cruelty, and who enslaved with his navies the inhabitants of continent and islands alike, and yet they honor him by placing in his hand a scepter of justice and give him a throne in Hades to be umpire of spirits; while at the same time they deny food and drink to Tantalus, merely because he was a good man and inclined to share with his friends the immortality bestowed upon them by the Gods. And some of them hang stones over him, and rain insults of a terrible kind upon this divine and good man; and I would much rather that they had represented him as swimming in a lake of nectar, for he regaled men with that drink humanely and ungrudgingly. And as he spoke he pointed out a statue which stood upon his left hand, on which was inscribed the name Tantalus. Now this statue was four cubits high, and represented a man of fifty years who was clad in the fashion of Argolis, though he differed in his cloak, that being like a Thessalian's, and he held a cup sufficient at least for one thirsty man and drank your health therefrom, and in the goblet was a liquor, an unmixed draught which frothed and foamed, though without bubbling over the edge of the cup. Now I will presently explain what they consider this cup to be, and for what reason they drink from it. In any case, however, we must suppose that Tantalus was assailed by the poets for not giving rein to his tongue, but because he shared the nectar with mankind; but we must not suppose that he was really the victim of the gods' dislike, for, had he been hateful to them, he would never have been judged by the Indians to be a good man, for they are most religious people and never transgress any divine command. 4.45. Here too is a miracle which Apollonius worked: A girl had died just in the hour of her marriage, and the bridegroom was following her bier lamenting as was natural his marriage left unfulfilled, and the whole of Rome was mourning with him, for the maiden belonged to a consular family. Apollonius then witnessing their grief, said: Put down the bier, for I will stay the tears that you are shedding for this maiden. And withal he asked what was her name. The crowd accordingly thought that he was about to deliver such an oration as is commonly delivered to grace the funeral as to stir up lamentation; but he did nothing of the kind, but merely touching her and whispering in secret some spell over her, at once woke up the maiden from her seeming death; and the girl spoke out loud, and returned to her father's house, just as Alcestis did when she was brought back to life by Heracles. And the relations of the maiden wanted to present him with the sum of 150,000 sesterces, but he said that he would freely present the money to the young lady by way of dowry. Now whether he detected some spark of life in her, which those who were nursing her had not noticed — for it is said that although it was raining at the time, a vapor went up from her face — or whether her life was really extinct, and he restored it by the warmth of his touch, is a mysterious problem which neither I myself nor those who were present could decide.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
apuleius Demoen and Praet (2009) 214
archaisms Griffiths (1975) 263
asclepius Luck (2006) 189
baskets,with spices and offerings,loaded on ship of isis Griffiths (1975) 263
beak,curving,of stern of ship of isis Griffiths (1975) 263
citrus-wood,in ship of isis Griffiths (1975) 263
death,semblance of Luck (2006) 189, 190
diet Luck (2006) 189
epicurus and epicureanism Luck (2006) 189
epidaurus Luck (2006) 189
gold cup,gold leaf,on stern of ship of isis Griffiths (1975) 263
goose,shape of,in sterns of ships Griffiths (1975) 263
harpocrates,with sun-disc,and goose Griffiths (1975) 263
healing,miraculous Luck (2006) 189, 190
hieraphoroi,of isis Griffiths (1975) 263
isis,in pompeii Griffiths (1975) 263
meal and milk,libations of,poured on waves Griffiths (1975) 263
medinet habu Griffiths (1975) 263
milk and meal,libations of,poured on waves Griffiths (1975) 263
miracle-worker?) Luck (2006) 189, 190
miracles Demoen and Praet (2009) 214; Luck (2006) 189, 190
pergamon relief,and hecate,inscr. from Griffiths (1975) 263
pompeii,iseum in,naval scene Griffiths (1975) 263
prometheus Demoen and Praet (2009) 214
psyche,palace assigned to Griffiths (1975) 263
resurrection Demoen and Praet (2009) 214
shamans and shamanism Luck (2006) 189
spices,placed on ship of isis Griffiths (1975) 263
stern,of ship of isis,shining with gold leaf Griffiths (1975) 263
tantalus Demoen and Praet (2009) 214
tufankhamun' Griffiths (1975) 263
typho Demoen and Praet (2009) 214