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Apollonius of Tyana
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As far as can be seen from scanty historical evidence, Apollonius of Tyana was a neo-Pythagorean philosopher and wandering wonderworker of the 1st century CE. He was born shortly after the turn of the century and likely died in the reign of Nerva (96–98 CE). While the historical Apollonius remains a sketchy and shadowy figure, the literary…

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Francis, James A., “Apollonius of Tyana”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180922

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