Prose life of Alexander
J.S. Westlake

How Anectanabus in the Shape of a Dragon came before Philip at a Festival and kissed Olympia.

On a certain day Philip was feasting with his lords and chieftains of Macedonia and with Olympia his wife. And Anectanabus through wizardry took on himself the shape of a dragon, and, passing through the midst of the couch whereon they lay apart, whistled so loudly that all the revellers were stricken with fear, and the greatest dread, and coming near Olympia, he put his head on her breast and kissed her. Philip, seeing this, spoke to Olympia, 'Woman, thee and all I tell; beheld this dragon, what time I laid my enemies low.'