The History of Alexander the Great: Being the Syriac Version of the Pseudo-Callisthenes
By: Sir Ernest Wallis Budge (editor_and_translator)Paperback
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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.
Preface; Introduction; 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 Ser-gh; Glossary; Note to page xxxiv; Corrections; English index; Index of Syriac forms of proper names; Syriac text.
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