Composers and their stage works 



The plot of Alexander can be reconstructed from abundant fragments and portions of a Latin version. It dealt with the recognition by the Trojan king Priam of his son Alexander (Paris), who because of evil prophecies at his birth had been exposed on a mountain, where shepherds nourished him. After winning an athletic contest, he was recognised and received in the city he was destined to destroy. Palamedes dealt with an incident during the Trojan War. Because Odysseus had been tricked by the warrior Palamedes into joining the Trojan War, he takes his revenge by falsely accusing Palamedes of collaboration with the Trojans, causing his execution.