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Arrian: Alexander the Great Selections from Arrian

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ISBN-10: 0521281954

ISBN-13: 9780521281959

Edition: 1981

Authors: Arrian, J. Gordon Lloyd

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List price: $29.15
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/19/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.54" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

Historian, philosopher, and general, Arrian was born into a wealthy Greek family in Nicomedia, in Asia Minor. He was a pupil and friend of the philosopher Epictetus, whose lectures he published at Athens. For six years, from 131 to 137, he served as governor of Cappadocia under the emperor Hadrian. It was during this time that he successfully drove back invading Alans. Arrian wrote several geographical and historical works, including the Indica, an account of a voyage to India. He is best known, however, as author of the Anabasis. A much praised and valuable account of the life of Alexander the Great, it is based on the writings of Ptolemy I and Aristobulus, two of Alexander's generals. He…    

Conquest of Asia Minor
Phoenicia, Egypt and DariusG++ defeat
Plots and intrigues at court
The eastern frontier
AlexanderG++s return to Babylon and death
Index of translated extracts
Suggested books for further reading
Maps and plans