Öd Lesandra Srbljanina;
Od svjeh cara, cara slavna; Alesandro to svedoci; Kralj veliki svega svita
( What was written in song long ago; of Lesandr the Serb;
A glorious emperor above all emperors).
Ivan Gundulic (1589-1638), an early champion of
South Slav liberation, finds inspiration in the ancient and glorious Serbs, namely the
person and figure of the Serbs' greatest king, Alexander the Great, Gundulic s Lesandra
Srbljanina. According to P.P. Magoun Jr.