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Ălexander, dri, m. [Ἀλέξανδρος, hence, Charis. 64 P. asserts that there is also a nom. Alexandrus, but gives no example], the name of many persons of antiquity; among whom,
- I. The most renowned is Alexander, son of Philip and Olympia, surnamed Magnus, the founder of the great Macedonian monarchy extending from Macedonia to the Indus (v. his life in Plut. and Curt.).
- II. Alexander, son of Perseus, king of Macedonia, Liv. 42, 52; 45, 39.
- III. A tyrant of Pherœ, in Thessaly; hence also sometimes called Pheræus, Cic. Div. 1, 25; id. Inv. 2, 49; id. Off. 2, 7; Nep. Pelop. 5, 1.
- IV. A king of Epirus, Liv. 8, 3.
- V. Another name of Paris, son of Priam, Enn. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, 5, 96; Cic. Fat. 15; Auct. ad Her. 4, 30; hence sometimes, Alexander Paris, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 76 al.