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Callisthenes
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(Καλλισθένης; Kallisthénēs).

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[1] Of Olynthus, Alexander historian, related to Aristotle

Callisthenes of  Olynthus,  Alexander historian, son of a female cousin of  Aristotle [6], who raised him (Plut. Alexander 55,8) and whom he accompanied to  Assos, Macedonia and then perhaps to Athens. After the death of  Hermias [1] he wrote in praise of him (quoted by Didymus, In Demosthenem 5-6). Together with Aristotle he compo…

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) and Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), “Callisthenes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e607070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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