Philostratus the Lemnian, (born ad 190), ancient Greek writer, son-in-law of Flavius Philostratus. He was the author of a letter to Aspasius of Ravenna and of the first series of the Imagines in two books, discussing, in elegant and sophisticated prose, 65 real or imaginary paintings on mythological themes in a portico at Naples. They are an important source for the knowledge of Hellenistic art and roused the enthusiasm of the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.Philostratus the Younger, grandson of Philostratus the Lemnian, wrote a second, shorter series of Imagines in the 3rd century..
Konstantinos Theotokis, (born May 1872, Corfu, Greece--died July 1, 1923, Corfu), Greek novelist of the realist school, whose clear and pure Demotic Greek was flavoured by Corfiote idioms.Born into an aristocratic family of Corfu, Theotokis was given a sound education. At first much under the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche, he later, in Germany, became interested in socialism, an interest that coloured all his works, such as Honour and Money (1914), a novel with a distinctly social focus. His long novel Slaves in Their Chains (1922), set in Corfu during a period of social change, reveals..
Yorgos Theotokas, Yorgos also spelled Georgios, (born Aug. 27, 1906, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Tur.]--died Oct. 30, 1966, Athens, Greece), Greek novelist known for his clarity of expression and civilized writing.Theotokas studied in Athens, Paris, and London, and his first literary venture was an essay, "Free Spirit" (1929). He published three novels before World War II, Argo (1936), a panorama of life in Athens in the 1920s; The Demon (1938); and Leonis (1940), perhaps his best, set in the Constantinople of his childhood.After the war Theotokas turned his attention..
Flavius Philostratus, (born ad 170--died c. 245), Greek writer of Roman imperial times who studied at Athens and some time after ad 202 entered the circle of the philosophical Syrian empress of Rome, Julia Domna. On her death he settled in Tyre.Philostratus's works include Gymnastikos, a treatise dealing with athletic training; Eroikos ("Hero"), a dialogue on the significance of various heroes of the Trojan War; Epistolai erotikai ("Erotic Epistles"), one of which was the inspiration for the English poet Ben Jonson's To Celia ("Drink to me only with thine eyes"); and two sets of descriptions..