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Aelian, Varia Historia 12.3.7

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ὅτι Ἀλέξανδρος τὸν Ἀχιλλέως τάφον ἐστεφάνωσε καὶ Ἡφαιστίων τὸν τοῦ Πατρόκλου, αἰνιττόμενος ὅτι καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν ἐρώμενος τοῦ Ἀλεξάνδρου, ὥσπερ Ἀχιλλεῖ ὁ Πάτροκλος.

Note that Alexander laid a garland on Achilles’ tomb and Hephaestion laid one on Patroclus’ tomb, hinting that he was the beloved of Alexander, just as Patroclus had been to Achilles.

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February 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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