(Flavius) Philostratus of Lemnus, 171? - 247?

Philostratus was a Greek biographer, Neoplatonist, orator, and sophist.   Among his writings are Lives of the Sophists, Gymnasticus, and Heroicus.  He also wrote the life of Apollonius of Tyana, a charismatic thaumaturge of the first century, which emphasizes the behavior of Apollonius as a sophist.