Callisthenes (Kallisthenes)( The Greek historian)
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Callisthenes; Kallisthenes, from Olinta, ca. 370-327 g. BC. e., the Greek historian. Relative and disciple of Aristotle, accompanied him to the Macedonian court, together with him was a list of winners of the Pythian Games. An admirer of Alexander of Macedon, was involved in his campaign to the East in 327 g. fell out of favor, as opposed the introduction of some Eastern customs at the court (proskynesis, ie, kneel before the lord), who later was executed for real or alleged involvement in the conspiracy. Theophrastus has devoted his essay Callisthenes or the sorrows (Kallisthenes e peri penthous). All works to. lost. Among the most significant historical works belonged: Hellenic (History of the Greeks, fr.) In 10 books, . covering the period from Antalkidskogo Peace (386) up to the beginning of holy war (357) History of holy war (Peri tu hieru polemu; fr.) - the history of 357-346 years,
. BC. e., and the Acts of Alexander (Aleksandru prakseis; fr.), the most famous work, describing the events before the Battle of Gaugamela (331). This was the first history of the campaigns of Alexander of Macedon, who subsequently had many followers (Ptolemy, Arrian, Curtius Rufus). Spellbound personality of Alexander, K. represented by his advocate on behalf of the Greeks and the son of Zeus. K. attribute and create a much later novel about Alexander the Great, the unknown author of which today often referred to as pseudo-K.