(ca. 3/4 BCca. 96/98 AD). B. Tyana, Cappadocia; Gk. neo-Pythagorean philos.; regarded by many of his day as a magician and miracle worker. His biography of Philostratus* is an idealizing romance with the apparent polemical aim of denying the exclusive claims of Christianity. Apollonius is pictured as a pagan messiah who worked miracles and knew all languages.
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