Alexander Romance (Pseudo-Callisthenes)
(1,722 words)

probably active in the 3rd cent. BC;

pseudonymous author of a fictional biography of Alexander [4] the Great.


The Alexander Romance is preserved in four Greek recensions (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Epsilon). Of Alpha there is only a single manuscript (A); missing sections can be filled in from the Armenian translation (probably 5th cent.). A presumed fifth, now lost, recension (Delta) serves to…

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Stoneman, Richard, “Alexander Romance (Pseudo-Callisthenes)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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