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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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CALLISTHENES (m): Permenio Callisthenes Shaw, son of Jonathan Shaw Jr. of Raynham, b. 7 Oct. 1779, took his second name from Callisthenes, the official historian of the court of Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C., ruled from 336). Callisthenes, a nephew of Alexander’s tutor, the philosopher Aristotle, died after becoming involved in a conspiracy to kill Alexander. His history of the reign, since lost, was one of the principal sources for the later historians Arrian, Quintus Curtius, Plutarch, and their successors.

Posted by Jean Powers at 10/09/2012 07:40:00 AM | 


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