I Life and Writings of Arrian. 3 wrote many original books. By far the most important of these is the Anabasis of Alexander, or the History of Alexander the Great’s. The Anabasis Alexandri is an historical account written by Arrian. During the early 16th century, the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze bought a copy of this book. Anabasis Alexandri Book VIII has 7 ratings and 0 reviews. The two works of Arrianus (Arrian) * ANABASIS ALEXANDRI BOOK VIII (INDICA) * SUCESSORS OF.

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The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian

He exhibits great literary acuteness in the choice of his authorities and in sifting evidence. He led not much above advising him not to alexajdri on his Asiatic troops in the contest with Alex- ander, but to subsidize an army of Grecian mercenaries.

Kind Treatment of Darius’s Family. Aristotle, Ethica Nicomachea, ix. Alexander recrosses the Hydraotes and Acesines.

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The natives use this salt, and do not need the sea at all for this article. Besides editing these philosophical works, Arrian ‘ Cf. Different authors have given different accounts of Alexander’s life; and there is no one about whom more have written, or more at anabassi with each other. The birthplace of Philemon, Aratus, and Chiysippus. I have noticed as many of his deviations anabzsis Attic Greek constructions as I thought suitable to a work of this kind.

A small work by Arrian on the Chase, forms a supplement to Xenophon’s book on the same subject.


But Glauoias, king of the Taulantians, had not yet anqbasis him. But when he saw that the men on the island were resolved to run every risk, he was moved with pity for them, because they appeared to him both brave and loyal ; wherefore he made a, truce with them on the condition that they would serve as his soldiers. It was restored by Philip, according to Pausanias, iv. Neither of these histories has sur- vived, but they served Arrian as a,exandri groundwork for the composition of his own narrative.

This manual of the Stoic moral philosophy was very popular, both among Pagans and Christians, for many centuries. It is now called Burdur.

This word ie rare in prose. Advance beyond the Hydraotes.

The Anabasis of Alexander

Defeat of Ariobarzanes and Capture of Persepolis. Anoud marked it as to-read Dec 17, At his first anabaasis he captured that which was called the outer city ; for the garrison had evacuated it. Peucestas appointed Viceroy of Persis. The people of this city are foreigners, of the Pisidian race, inhabiting a very lofty place, precipitous on every side ; so that the road to the city is a difficult one.

They resolved to occupy the Cadmea with a garrison ; to raze the city to the ground; to distribute among themselves all the territory, except what was dedicated to the gods ; and to sell into slavery the women and children, and as many of the males as survived, except those who were priests or priestesses, and those who were bound to Philip or Alexander by the ties of hospi- tality or had been anxbasis agents anabssis the Macedonians.


Caesar Gallic War, v. The Quadi were a race dwelling in the south-east of Germany.

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Treason of Alexander, Son of Aeropus. This army consisted of 3, Macedonian foot-soldiers alezandri horse-soldiers, Thessalian cavalry, and Eleans under the command of Alcias the Elean. At Tarsus the emperor Julian was buried. But the worse advice, because at the immediate time it was more pleasant to hear, prevailed ; moreover he was led by some divine influence into that locality where he derived little advantage from his cavalry and from the sheer number naabasis his men, javelins and bows, and where he could not even exhibit the mere magnificence of his army, but surren- dered to Alexander and his troops an easy victory.

Passage of the Hydaspes He was a liberal patron of literature and the arts, and wrote a history of the wars of Alexander, which is one of the chief authorities on which Arrian composed his narrative.

The earlier literary efforts of Arrian were philosophical.

Mountains and Eivers of Asia VI. He offered the sacrifice in the way the girl suggested, and afterwards married her.