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Arrian is the definitive source for information on Alexander The Great.

Though written five hundred years later, it is taken directly from the history written by Alexander’s halfbrother and general Ptolemy. It is important literature for any serious research. His speeches give to us important information on the life of 4th-century Athens.

Anabasis Alexandri

Isocrates has been unfortunately dismissed as senile for his attempts to unite Greece under one leader Philip of Macedon. Description of Greece c ontains information of minor importance for Alexander studies.


It is more fantastic then historic text about Alexander’s adventures. He relies mainly on one of the contemporary sources: Ptolemy Lagos, founder of the mighty dynasty of the Ptolemy in Egypt. Ptolemy’s credibility is greatly enhanced because it based his writting on anagasis Ephemeridesor official daily log of Alexander’s army. Plutarch, was not a critical historian, but, as he himself says, his purpose was to draw the moral lessons from the life of Alexander and the other figures whose biographies he wrote.

Flávio Arriano (Author of Anábasis de Alejandro Magno)

Plutarch leaves out a great deal of military alejabdro other details. Among the other surviving narratives of Alexander’s career we have: None of the authors is contemporary with the events they describe.

For us, the earliest preserved source is Diodorus, who lived and wrote in the time of Caesar and Augustus. Rufus and Plutarch lived in the first century AD. Justin had lived in the third century AD, but his work is an extract and compilation of an earlier writer.

There were vast number of narratives or memoirs contemporary or near-contemporary with Alexander, but none of them survived. Alejanrdo, Justin, and in some scale Diodorus and Plutarch are representatives of what is often called the Vulgate Popular narrative tradition.


Curtius is its most colorful author of Vulgate tradition.

The vulgate’s main value is that, where Arrian’s text depends on biased sources describing Alexander in non critical manner, it portrays him often loosing self-control, hard drinking, etc. It is interesting that for some episodes the vulgate is more adequate than Arrian, but its. Heisserer, Alexander the Great and the Greeks.

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