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date: 19 June 2024

Alexander Romance. 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Elizabeth M. JeffreysElizabeth M. Jeffreys, Anthony CutlerAnthony Cutler, Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan

Ascribed to Kallisthenes of Olynthos, the historian who accompanied Alexander the Great on his expeditions (hence, pseudo-Kallisthenes), the Alexander Romance is based on an anonymous novel written originally in the 3rd C. and widely copied, with frequent accretions of fantastic episodes. Five recensions of the text, which can be dated from the 4th to 7th C., are identifiable. For their reconstruction the translations in Armenian (5th C.), Latin (by ... ...

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