The Journey Continues: Travel and Religion in the Ending of Acts of the Apostles and Philostratus' Life of Apollonius

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In this paper I will address the function of travel in two travel narratives: Acts of the Apostles and Philostratus’ Life of Apollonius of Tyana. My particular focus will be on how these two narratives end, and how their ends instil a particular worldview in their readers. By demonstrating how Philostratus turns the travelling Apollonius into an object of travel/pilgrimage in his own right and Acts of the Apostles invites its readers to continue the journeys of its protagonists, I aim to illuminate the rhetorical power of the topos of travel.
Period1 Dec 2023
Event titleTravel and Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Event typeConference
LocationAarhus, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational