Aristobulus of Cassandreia

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Aristobulus of Cassandreia (ca. 375 BC – 301 BC), Greek historian, son of Aristobulus, probably a Phocian settled in Cassandreia,[1][2][3] accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns. He served throughout as an architect and military engineer[4] as well as a close friend of Alexander, enjoying royal confidence, and was entrusted with the repair of the tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae. He wrote an account, mainly geographical and ethnological. His work was largely used by Arrian. Plutarch also uses him as a reference.

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  1. ^ Sources for Alexander the Great-N. G. L.Hammond
  2. ^ Aristobulus the Phocian-American Journal of Philology
  3. ^ Phokis — Delphi — 252/1 BC Epigraphical Database
  4. ^ Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great by Waldemar Heckel ISBN 978-1-4051-1210-9

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