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Ancient History Bulletin

The Journal of Alexander the Great, pp. 155-175


Fragments of Alexander's Royal Journal survive which describe his final illness and death, but historians have doubted their authenticity. This article argues that the Journal must be genuine, because Ephippus, a man once employed by Alexander, wrote a commentary upon it. This leads to the conclusion that the King is likely to have died of a fever, rather than through poisoning.



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