Greek heroes under Roman rule – the Greek sophists and Antinous

– 1000 words
– In text referencing needed and this is included in the word count
– Bibliography needed but this isn’t included in the word count
– modern and ancient sources needed within answers

Questions:
1. In what ways does Antinous meet the definition of a Greek ‘hero’?
2. What sort of virtues and qualities does Philostratus attribute to the sophists?
3. To which segments of Roman society would the sophists have seemed heroic?
4. What do the cases of Antinous and the sophists tell us about the place of Greek culture and its heroes under Rome?

 

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