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1. Of Cassandreia, the son of Aristobulus, one of the companions of Alexander the Great in his Asiatic conquests, wrote a history of Alexander, which was one of the chief sources used by Arrian in the composition of his work.


Aristobulus lived to the age of ninety, and did not begin to write his history till he was eighty-four. (Lucian, Macrob. 22.) His work is also frequently referred to by Athenaeus (ii. p. 43d. vi. p. 251a. x. p. 434d. xii. pp. 513, f. 530, b.), Plutarch (Alex. cc. 15, 16, 18, 21, 46, 75), and Strabo (xi. pp. 509, 518, xiv. p. 672, xv. pp. 691-693, 695, 701, 706, 707, 714, 730, xvi. pp. 741, 766, xvii. p. 824.) The anecdote which Lucian relates (Quoslodo hist. conscrib. 100.12) about Aristobulus is supposed by modern writers to refer to Onesicritus.

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