Nicobule

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Nicobule or Nicobula (Greek: Νικοβούλη, Nikoboúlē) was a Greek woman who may have authored a work on the life of Alexander the Great. No biographical details of her life have been preserved. Since her name is Greek, scholars tend to suggest that she was most probably writing during the first to third centuries AD, the period in which Hellenistic scholarship was most interested in Alexander.[1]

Athenaeus (flourished circa A.D. 200) cites two passages[2][3] by Nicobule in reference to Alexander the Great and, in particular, Alexander's excessive drinking.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b I.M. Plant, ed. (2004). Women writers of ancient Greece and Rome : an anthology (University of Oklahoma Press ed.). Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0806136219. 
  2. ^ Athenaeus of Naucratis / The deipnosophists, or, Banquet of the learned of Athenæus, Volume II, Book X, pp. 648-725
  3. ^ Athenaeus of Naucratis / The deipnosophists, or, Banquet of the learned of Athenæus, Volume III, Book XII, pp. 818-888