Table of contents for Philostratus's Heroikos : religion and cultural identity in the third century C.E. / edited by Jennifer K. Berenson Maclean and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken.

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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.