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Life of Alexander Severus

Encolpius is named by Lampridius as the author of a life of the emperor Alexander Severus, with whom he lived upon terms of intimacy. (Lamprid. Alex. Sev. 17, 48.)

Elyot's Forged Version

A book published by Thomas Elyot, a man celebrated for his learning in the reign of Henry VIII., under the title " The Image of Governance (Imago Imperii) compiled of the Actes and Sentences notable of the most noble emperor Alexwander Severus, translated from the Greek of Eucolpius (Encolpius) into English," Lond. 1540, 1541, 1544, 1549, 4to., 1556, 1594, 8vo., is a fabrication.


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