Aristobulus of Cassandreia

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Aristobulus of Cassandreia (c. 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.[5] It survives only in quotations by others, which may not all be faithful to the original. His work was largely used by Arrian. Plutarch also used him as a reference.[5]


  1. ^ N. G. L. Hammond (13 August 2007). Sources for Alexander the Great: An Analysis of Plutarch's 'Life' and Arrian's 'Anabasis Alexandrou'. Cambridge University Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-521-71471-6.
  2. ^ Pearson, Lionel (1952). "Aristobulus the Phocian". The American Journal of Philology. 73 (1): 71–75. doi:10.2307/292236. JSTOR 292236.
  3. ^ Phokis — Delphi — 252/1 BC Epigraphical Database
  4. ^ Heckel, Waldemar (2006). Who's who in the age of Alexander the Great : prosopography of Alexander's empire. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4051-1210-9.
  5. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Aristobulus". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 497.

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