Starting with Aristotle, the article re-examines the opinions of ancient authors regarding the relationship between Callisthenes and Alexander with the purpose to identify connections and dependencies among them. The position of Philodemus of Gadara is taken in special consideration through the re-examination of two fragments from his works, one from De Adulatione and one from De Morte. During the last years, these texts have been the object of new investigations. The first, in particular, has been re-published with a new reading. It is, therefore, possible to postulate a new position for Philodemus in the text-tradition.

Philodemus of Gadara on Callisthenes and Alexander (New Light from PHerc 1675 and 1050)

PRANDI, LUISA
2016-01-01

Abstract

Starting with Aristotle, the article re-examines the opinions of ancient authors regarding the relationship between Callisthenes and Alexander with the purpose to identify connections and dependencies among them. The position of Philodemus of Gadara is taken in special consideration through the re-examination of two fragments from his works, one from De Adulatione and one from De Morte. During the last years, these texts have been the object of new investigations. The first, in particular, has been re-published with a new reading. It is, therefore, possible to postulate a new position for Philodemus in the text-tradition.
978-88-913-1015-6
Alexander the Great, Callisthenes, Aristoteles, Philodemus, papyri
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