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by Taphoi
Mon May 01, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Pseudo-Callisthenes
Replies: 13
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Why "Pseudo-Callisthenes"?

Several fifteenth century manuscripts of the Alexander Romance attributed it to Callisthenes. The association could be much older. It is of course impossible that it is by Alexander's Callisthenes, since he was dead before Alexander's expedition was over, whereas the Romance runs right up to Alexand...
by Taphoi
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Serapis
Replies: 5
Views: 2440

Serapis and Alexander

There is a huge literature on this point, because Plutarch and also Arrian are both quoting from Alexander's own journal, the Ephemerides, on the vigil in the temple of Serapis in Babylon. I myself have an article on the matter scheduled to appear in the Ancient History Bulletin. Basically, it is li...