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Contents Acknowledgments vii Abbreviations ix Contributors xiii Introduction xvi Concerning Transliteration xl I. Protesilaos: The Witness of the Heroes Singing Heroes-The Poetics of Hero Cult in the Heroikos, by Corinne Ondine Pache 2 Hero Worship and Christian Beliefs: Observations from the History of Religion on Philostratus's Heroikos, by Hans Dieter Betz 35 Illuminating the Classics with the Heroes of Philostratus, by Casey DuÄ and Gregory Nagy 68 Apollonius of Tyana, Hero and Holy Man, by Christopher Jones 104 Transferring the Cults of Heroes in Ancient Greece: A Political and Religious Act, by Alain Blomart 118 Jason, Hypsipyle, and New Fire at Lemnos: A Study in Myth and Ritual, by Walter Burkert 143 II. The Vinedresser: Strategies for the Construction of Culture Refuting Homer in the Heroikos of Philostratus, by Francesca Mestre 183 Living in the Past: Allusive Narratives & Elusive Authorities in the World of the Heroikos, by Jeffrey Rusten 204 Material Witness: An Archaeological Context for the Heroikos, by Susan E. Alcock 231 Philostratus's Heroikos and Early Christianity: Heroes, Saints, and Martyrs, by Jackson P. Hershbell 245 The Heroikos and Popular Christianity in the Third Century C.E., by James C. Skedros 263 Jesus as Cult Hero in the Fourth Gospel, by Jennifer K. Berenson Maclean 281 III. The Phoenician: Hellenes and Foreigners Philostratus's Heroikos and the Regions of the Northern Aegean, by Simone Follet 318 The Harvest of Wisdom: Landscape, Description, and Identity in the Heroikos, by Tim Whitmarsh 343 The ai]noi of the Heroikos and the Unfolding Transformation of the Phoenician Merchant, by Jennifer K. Berenson Maclean 362 Why a Phoenician?: A Proposal for the Historical Occasion for the Heroikos, by Ellen Bradshaw Aitken 383 The Reception of the Hellenic Past Under the Late Severans and Its Impact Upon Late Arsacid and Early Sasanian Political Ideologies, by M. Rahim Shayegan 410 Beyond the Euphrates in Severan Times: Mani, Bar Daysan, and the Struggle for Allegiance on the Syrian Frontier, by Sidney H. Griffith 460 Bibliography 486 Index of Ancient Writings ## Subject Index ##
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Philostratus, the Athenian, 2nd/3rd cent. Heroicus.
Dialogues, Greek -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Greco-Roman, in literature.
Trojan War -- Literature and the war.
Christianity and literature -- Rome.
Religion and literature -- Rome.
Protesilaus (Greek mythology).
Religion in literature.
Heroes in literature.