Talismans against Tsunamis: Apollonius of Tyana and the stelai of the Herakleion in Gades (VA 5.5)

Manuel Álvarez Martí-Aguilar


In keeping with his later reputation for creating talismans, Apollonius is here portrayed as recognizing the inscribed steles as holding land and sea in their proper places, a magical defense against tsunamis.

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