You have no items in your shopping cart.
Close
Search
Filters
This is a Syriac edition, with English translation, of the folk-lore and legends connected to Alexander the Great. This ancient text represents a Greek text that is much older than any other known version.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-59333-011-1
  • *
Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Mar 13,2003
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 688
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 1-59333-011-1
$252.00
Your price: $176.40

For more than two thousand years, the life and acts of Alexander the Great have been the subjects of numerous works, songs and poems. Of the legendary history of Alexander, every version known is based upon the Greek history of him falsely attributed to Callisthenes, his companion and friend. This Syriac version, translated between the seventh and ninth centuries, represents one of the oldest forms of the story, older probably than any other known version.

E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He is known for publishing texts, with English translations, from Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian manuscripts. Budge was knighted in 1920. He died November 23, 1934 in London.

For more than two thousand years, the life and acts of Alexander the Great have been the subjects of numerous works, songs and poems. Of the legendary history of Alexander, every version known is based upon the Greek history of him falsely attributed to Callisthenes, his companion and friend. This Syriac version, translated between the seventh and ninth centuries, represents one of the oldest forms of the story, older probably than any other known version.

E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He is known for publishing texts, with English translations, from Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian manuscripts. Budge was knighted in 1920. He died November 23, 1934 in London.

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
*
*
*
*
Contributor

E.A. Wallis Budge

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Egyptian Origin of the Alexander Story
  • The Versions of the Fabulous History of Alexander
  • English Translation. Book I
  • English Translation. Book II
  • English Translation. Book III
  • A Christian Legend concerning Alexander
  • A Brief Life of Alexander
  • A Metrical discourse upon Alexander by Jacob of Serugh
Customers who bought this item also bought

The Jews in the Works of the Church Fathers

Sources for Understanding the Agaddah
ISBN: 978-1-59333-883-1
In this stellar study of what the works of select patristic authors (Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Eusebius Ephraem, and Jerome) reveal about the Aggadah, Samuel Krauss offers an insightful and provocative reading of the sources.
$53.00 $37.10

Napoleon and the French in Egypt and the Holy Land

Articles Presented at the 2nd International Congress of Napoleonic Studies
ISBN: 978-1-61719-109-1
This collection of essays by leading historians of the Napoleonic era is the product of the Second International Congress of Napoleonic Studies held in Israel between 4 and 11 July, 1999.
$159.00