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Title: Alexander the Great's Flying Machine
Subtitle: An Iconographic Study
Author(s): BOARDMAN, John
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 14    Date: 2015   
Pages: 313-322
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.14.0.3108199

Abstract :
The iconography for Alexander’s flying machine, as described in the Alexander Romance, spread throughout Christian Europe. The notion and the elements of the iconography can, however, be traced in early Mesopotamia, Syria/Palestine, Roman and notably Sasanian art. Oxford’s Alfred Jewel may also be a candidate.

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