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I first encountered the Oath of Alexander from a tour guide on the way back from Pella to Thessaloniki. I had never heard of it before; neither Durant nor my encyclopedia mention it. There is another slightly different version on the net, presumably a different translation. It is attributed to Eratosthenis (Eratosthenes?). I presume this is Eratosthenes of Cyrene--the librarian and measurer of the Earth, but would like a confirmation. Where in his writings is the Oath found and when did it come to light? Who did the translation you used. Much thanks, Gerald.

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2001



Yes, this is from Eratosthenes. I found this on the web too, but can't recall the URL now.

I can assure you it's more or less authentic.


-- Anonymous, December 10, 2001

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