) of Mytilene, an officer at the court of Alexander the Great, whose duty it was to introduce strangers to the king (εἰσαγγελεύς
Anecdotes Concerning the Campaigns and the Private Life of Alexander (περὶ Ἀλέξανδρον ἱστοριαί）
Chares wrote a history or rather a collection of anecdotes concerning the campaigns and the private life of Alexander
(περὶ Ἀλέξανδρον ἱστοριαί
) in ten books.
Fragments of this work are preserved by Athenaeus (i. p. 27d., iii. p. 93c., p. 124c., iv. p. 171b., vii. p. 277a,, x. p. 434d., 436, f., xii. p. 513f., 514, f., 538, b., xiii. p. 575), by Plutarch (Plut. Alex. 20
, de Fort. Alex.
He is also quoted by Pliny (H. N.
xii. xiii. table of contents, 37.2) and A. Gellius (5.2