594 In Hellenistic accounts of the “gymnosophists” or “Brachmans” (Brahmins) of India, a special place is often accorded to Calanus, in tales of Alexander: see the accounts in Arrian, Anab. 7.2-3; Strabo, Geogr. 15.1.61-68; Plutarch, Alex. 65, 69. Calanus is usually depicted as one of the Brahmins, but Clearchus here invents a label “Calanoi” for this class of Indian philosopher, an alteration of the tradition that suggests ignorance rather than purposeful manipulation.