Manuscript

Walters Art Museum, Ms. W.76
(Historia de Preliis Alexandri Magni)

Codicology

Produced: Italy, 13th century
Current Location: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Manuscript Type: Single-author
Language: Latin
Folios: 58
Illustrated: No
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 22.6 cm Width: 14.8 cm
Folio 1r

Description

The Historia de Preliis Alexandri Magni (Life and Deeds of Alexander the Great), on Alexander's conquest of the East and the marvelous people and animals he found there.


From the Walters Art Museum catalog

One of the most popular "histories" of the Middle Ages, this text was originally a compilation of myths about Alexander the Great written in Egypt around 100 A. D. by the pseudo-Callisthenes.

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