Type 5378
(formerly typ/3412)

Ἐξήγησις ἱστορικὴ κατὰ λεπτὸν δηλοῦσα
τὴν γέννησιν, ἀνατροφὴν καὶ πράξεις Ἀλεξάνδρου,
μέγιστα κατορθώματα καὶ τελευτὴν τὴν τούτου,
παρ᾽ Αἰγυπτίων ἔκπαλαι καλῶς παραδοθεῖσα.
Text source E. Mioni, 1985, Bibliothecae Divi Marci Venetiarum codices Graeci manuscripti. Thesaurus Antiquus. Codices 300-625 (vol. 2), Rome: 163
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Metre(s) Decapentasyllable
Subject(s) Alexander the Great of Pella < Central Macedonia < Greece (356 BC - 323 BC)
Tag(s) Praefatio / programma
Comment It is not clear if these verses are a book epigram. They are written at the beginning of the Tale of Alexander. Reichmann (1963: XV) has edited them as part (prologue) of the Tale of Alexander.
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [22234] Ἐξηγησις ἱστορικὴ κατὰ λεπτὸν δηλοῦσα [14th c.]
VENICE - Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana - gr. Z. 408 (coll. 672) [14th c.] (f. 16r)
(4 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 240: "Vita Alexandri Magni (rimada)"
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