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The History of Alexander the Great
Being the Syriac Version of the Pseudo-Callisthenes


  • Date Published: July 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107631175

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  • Originally published in 1889, this book by the highly esteemed Orientalist Ernest Wallis Budge is an edition of the Syriac version of the text by Pseudo-Callisthenes on the life of Alexander the Great, one of the earliest histories of the great Macedonian general. Also included are a brief biography of Alexander, an assessment of the varying versions of the Alexander story, and a copy of the Syriac source text with scholarly footnotes and comparisons among the various manuscripts. This book will be of value to Syriac students, Classicists and anyone with an interest in the confluence of East and West in the ancient world.

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    • Date Published: July 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107631175
    • length: 684 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.99kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The Egyptian origin of the Alexander story
    The versions of the fabulous history of Alexander
    English translation: Book I
    Book II
    Book III
    A Christian legend concerning Alexander
    A brief life of Alexander
    A metrical discourse upon Alexander by Jacob of Sĕrûgh
    Note to page xxxiv
    English index
    Index of Syriac forms of proper names
    Syriac text.

  • Editor and Translator

    Ernest A. Wallis Budge

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