Scéla Alaxandair maic Pilip‘The tidings of Alexander son of Philip’
- Middle Irish
Middle Irish saga on the career and conquests of Alexander the Great, based on an account in Orosius’ Historiae adversus paganos, Alexander’s letter to Aristotle about India and the correspondences known as the Collatio cum Dindimo.
- Leabhar Bercháin na Clúana Sosta (lost) [before s. xvin]
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 16 (Hodges & Smith 224, 1230) = Leabhar Breac [s. xvin]pp. 205–213a.mbeginning: ‘...airechaib ⁊ cathmiledaib oc imguin i n-airenach in catha cechtardai’Acephalous copy, with a lacuna between pp. 210-211. There is a marginal note on p. 212.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 12 = Book of Ballymote [1384 x 1406]pp. 268(487)–275(501)heading: ‘Iomthusa Alexandair Moir do reir an udair Laidne Iustinus bodein’beginning: ‘Coic primflaithiusa robatar forin domun ria flaithius Romhan’The rubric is a later addition to the MS.
- Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512 III, (a) ff. 75B-100, (b) ff. 37-44 [s. xv]ff. 99r–100vPart of the section based on Collatio Alexandri cum Dindimo.
- Middle Irish
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