Quintus Curtius Rufus
was a Roman historian
who is generally thought to have written his works during the reign of Emperor Claudius
(41-54 AD). His only surviving work, Historiae Alexandri Magni
, is a biography of Alexander the Great
in ten books, of which the first two are lost, and the remaining eight are incomplete. His work is fluidly written, but reveals ignorance of geography, chronology and technical military knowledge, focusing instead on character.
- The Roman historian Arrian of Nicomedia wrote Anabasis Alexandri or The Campaigns of Alexander in Greek.
- The Sicilian historian Diodorus Siculus wrote the Library of World History, of which Book 17 covers the conquests of Alexander.
- The Greek historian/biographer Plutarch of Chaeronea wrote On the Fortune or the Virtue of Alexander the Great
- The History of Alexander, Quintus Curtius Rufus (trans. J.C. Yardley; Penguin, nd) (also available in the Loeb Classical Library)
- Alexander the Great : The Unique History of Quintus Curtius by Elizabeth Baynham