14th century Middle English, Bodleian Library, Auchinleck Manuscript, Library of Lincoln's Inn, London, based upon | 13th century, Anglo-Norman French, Roman de Toute Cheualerie by Thomas of Kent.
Alexander gave his robe to Ptolemy, sat Ptolemy on the throne and dressed himself in Ptolemy's clothes.
Alexander was told that King Candulek wanted to speak with him, about some help he wanted in avenging someone who had stolen his wife from him.
But Alexander had a custom, that no matter who arrived at his court, be he king, emperor, duke or commoner, he must communicate with him only through a third party. Ptolemy told him that King Candulek wanted to see him. Alexander forbade anybody from letting King Candulek know which of them he was, and that they should address him as King Antigon. He gave his robe to Ptolemy, sat Ptolemy on the throne and dressed himself in Ptolemy's clothes.