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Collatio Alexandri et Dindimi
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A fictional correspondence between Alexander the Great and Dindimus, king of the Brahmans. This short text belongs to the minor writings of the corpus known as the Alexander Romance (Steinmann, 2012). It is one of the so-called “Indian treatises” along with the De gentibus Indiae et Bragmanibus by Palladius of Helenopolis, and the Epistola Alexandri ad Aristotelem (Cary, 1956). There are three different versions of the Collatio Alexandri et Dindimi. Collatio I is the oldest and dates back to the early 5th century CE (Steinmann, 2012); Coll…

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Di Serio, Chiara, “Collatio Alexandri et Dindimi”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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