Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Arrian’s Anabasis of Alexander in seven books is the best account we have of Alexander’s adult life. Indica, a description of India and of Nearchus’s voyage. Links to translation of Arrian: Anabasis, by E. Iliff Robson.
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Arrian: links to translation
Anaasis is entitled Cynegeticus of Arrian or the second Xenophon the Athenian. Alexander in Lycia and Pamphylia. Marriages between Macedonians and Persians. Aristotle, Ethica Nicomachea, ix. Darius’s Letter, and Alexander’s Reply.
Alliance with the Scythians and Chorasmians. After the expulsion of the philosophers from Rome, by Domitian, Epictetus delivered his lectures at Nicopolis, in Epirus, where it is probable that Arrian was his pupil. He gives ample information about this race in the fourth book of his History.
The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian
Both these numbers are inaccurate. Alexander kep” up the pursuit as far as the Taulantian mountains ; and as many of them as escaped, preserved their lives by throwing away their arms. But Alex- ander drew up the phalanx of Macedonians in the follow- ing way: He ultimately acquired aU the European dominions of Alexander in addition to Asia Minor ; but in his eightieth year he was defeated and slain by Seleuous at the battle of Corns, b.
It 1 These persons must have forgotten that Alexander’s predecessor and namesake had served in the army arrixn Xerxes along with the Thebans.
This they did rather to make- a display of their own valour than to engage in a dangerous conflict with the enemy.
It covered the years until the conference at Triparadeisos, where Alexander’s empire was divided. When MeteUus conquered Macedonia, he removed this group of bronze statues to Eome, to decorate his own portico. Siege of Tyre Contents.
Langarus was rewarded by Alexander with the greatest honours, and received from him the giEts which were considered most valuable in the eyes of the king of the Macedonians. Modern rarian have noticed these extraordinary tides. This was also a large city, inhabited likewise by Pisidians ; and though all the Pisidians are warlike, the men of this city were deemed the most so.
The text is known from a summary by the Byzantine patriarch Photius c. So also the inhabitants prostrated themselves before LuouUus when the same river subsided and allowed his army to cross Plutarch, Lucullus, chap. Among his students was the future emperor Hadrianwho was to be Arrian’s lifelong friend.
The Persians capture Tenedus.
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 locality is described in Livy, xxxi. Ptolemy and Aristobulus had been eyewitnesses. The Murder of Clitus.
Arrian, Anabasis, book 1, chapter pr
A FEW days after this, two Macedonian hoplites of the brigade of Perdiccas, living in the same tent and being messmates, happened anabqsis the course arriqn conversation each to be extolling himself and his own exploits. Thence he proceeded through Paetica to the river Melas, having crossed which he arrived at SestuSj in twenty days altogether from the time of his starting from home- When he came to Elaeus he offered sacrifice to Protesilaus upon the tomb of that atrian, both for other reasons and because Protesilaus seemed to have been the first of the Greeks who took part with Agamemnon in the expedition to Ilium to disembark in Asia.
For some of the men made gaps in the phalanx, and others locked their shields together. Description of Darius’s Army at Arbela.
They finally set fire to it, and escaped through the Macedonian camp to the mountains. He had to pursue a senatorial career, and must have served as an officer in one of the legions in c. Defeat of Clitus and Glaucias.
Flavii Arriani Anabasis Alexandri. The Oasis of Ammon.