Ipse autem Antiochiam egressurus, Heliopoliten quendam Alexandrum Syracae jurisdictioni praefecit, turbulentum et saevum; dicebatque non illum meruisse, sed Antiochensibus avaris et contumeliosis hujusmodi judicem convenire. Ammian. xxiii. 2.
Libanius (Epist. 722, p. 346, 347 [ed. Wolf. Amst. 1738]) who confesses to Julian himself that he had shared the general discontent, pretends that Alexander was an useful, though harsh, reformer of the manners and religion of Antioch.