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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 76 : Quintus Curtius Rufus, Faits et gestes d’Alexandre

Vasco de Lucena translated Quintus Curtius’ history of Alexander into French at the request of Isabella of Portugal, the wife of Philip III, Duke of Burgundy. The translator drew on texts by Plutarch and Justin in order to complete the Roman writer’s text which contains gaps. The translation, completed in 1468, presents Alexander as conqueror, devoid of all legends transmitted through courtly lite…