Imagines (Greek: Εἰκόνες) are two works in Ancient Greek by two authors, both known as Philostratus, describing and explaining various artworks.
The first of these two works called Imagines, consists of two books (one consisting of an introduction and 31 chapters and the other of 34 chapters) are generally attributed to Philostratus of Lemnos, or possibly to his more famous father-in-law Philostratus of Athens. Imagines ostensibly describe 65 works of art seen by Philostratus in Naples. The entire work is framed in terms of explaining art, its symbols and meaning, to a young audience. The author of the work in the introduction states that the ten-year-old son of his host was the immediate cause of the composition of this work and that the author will structure the book and each of its chapters as if this boy is being addressed.
- Philostratus. Livius.
- Fairbanks, Arthur, Philostratus the Elder, Imagines. Philostratus the Younger, Imagines. Callistratus, Descriptions. Translated by Arthur Fairbanks. Loeb Classical Library No. 256. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1931. ISBN 978-0674992825. Online version at Harvard University Press. Internet Archive 1926 edition.