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. ^ 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
  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. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 497.

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