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romance of Alexander the king being one of the Alexandrian romances, "Alexander the prince", "Alexander the king" & "Alexander and Roxana" by Kirkman, Marshall Monroe

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Published by Cropley Phillips Company in Chicago, New York, London .
Written in English


  • Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C. -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

Statementby Marshall Monroe Kirkman ... ; illustrated by August Petrtyl.
ContributionsPetrtyl, August, ill., Cropley Phillips Company., R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company.
LC ClassificationsPZ3.K636 Rk, PS3521.I7156 Rk
The Physical Object
Paginationix, [1], 348, [6] p., [14] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7012714M
LC Control Number09027994

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Alexander romance, any of a body of legends about the career of Alexander the Great, told and retold with varying emphasis and purpose by succeeding ages and civilizations. The chief source of all Alexander romance literature was a folk epic written in Greek by a Hellenized Egyptian in Alexandria during the 2nd century ad.   The Alexander Romance is a book dismissed by many scholars as a simple fairy-tale becauses its roots come from a long oral tradition with no original sources that can stand up and shout their s: 7. The Alexander Romance by Ps.-Callisthenes of Krzysztof Nawotka is a guide to a third century AD fictional biography of Alexander the Great, the anonymous Historia Alexandri is a. Alexander Romance ("Pseudo-Callisthenes") The Alexander Romance, an entertaining story about various episodes (real and imaginary) in the life of Alexander the Great, was extremely popular in medieval times. It was translated from the original Greek into many different languages in Europe, Asia and Africa.

The romance was suggested by studies of the times of Philip of Macedon and Alexander, and it was because of the interest it excited, and not a desire to write an historical romance, that they had their novel is followed by a chapter giving an /5(7). Genre/Form: Quelle Romances Romans, nouvelles, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pseudo-Callisthenes. Romance of Alexander the . The Greek Alexander Romance is a collection of myths and legends that sprang up around the person of Alexander the Great in the centuries following his death. While there are a couple of scraps of history in it, they are completely out of chronological order and usually wildly inaccurate/5. Alexander advanced gradually and conquered territory by territory until Darius, the Great King of Persia, was forced to come out himself to face Alexander. Alexander was victorious in the two key battles at Issus and Gaugamela, and Darius was murdered by conspirators soon afterward.