Recepcja antycznych biografii Aleksandra Wielkiego w średniowiecznej literaturze zachodnioeuropejskiej. (Zarys problematyki)
Reception of Antique Biographies of Alexander the Great in the West-European Literature. (An Outline of the Subject-Matter)
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In the first part of the paper the author shows the image of Alexander the Great in the ancient biographies by Quintus Curtlus Rufus and Plutarch of Chaeroneia, as well as their reception in Mediaeval literature. Subsequently the author analyses the narrative about Alexander by Pseudo-Callisthenes and shows its derivatives in the late-antique and mediaeval literature, including the Latin translation by Iulius Valerius Polemius, and the work by Leo of Naples. Among the Greek and Latin biographies of Alexander the Great the most popular in the Middle Ages in Western Europe were the narrative by Pseudo-Callisthenes in the Latin version by Leo of Naples, and the so-called Historia de proelils.
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