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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In the Commentary which I have compiled, continual ]? The latter untrustworthy book Arrian wished to supplant by his own narrative, principally based on the works of Megasthenes and Nearchus.

Anabasis Alexandri Book VIII: Indica

Flavius Arrianus was born near the end of the first century of the Christian era, at Nicomedia, the capital of Bithynia. Aptee this he sent Parmenio to the other Gates which separate the land of the Cilicians from that of the As- syriansj in order to capture them before the enemy could do so, and to guard the pass. This page was last edited on 8 Augustat Subjugation of the Cossaeans.

Book 6 describes the journey down the Indus to the Indian Ocean BCincluding the increasingly brutal violence inflicted on the local inhabitants by the Macedonians en route notably at the Malli townand the crossing of the Gedrosian Desert BC. Lucian Alexander2. In conjunction with Seleuous alexanrdi won the battle of Ipsus, by which he obtained a great anqbasis of Asia Minor.

It is probable that Ptolemy, who was Arrian’s authority, wished to exonerate Alexander from the guilt of destroying Thebes. Some of the Macedonians who served in Alexander’s army had married just before he undertook the expedi- tion.

But the answer of the Celts turned out quite contrary to his expectation ; for, as they dwelt so far away from Alexan- der, inhabiting districts difBcult of access, and as laexandri saw he was about to set out in another direction, they said they were afraid that the sky would some time or other fall down upon them. But Glaucias durst not advance within range of the missiles ; so that the Macedonians passed over in such safety, that not one of them lost his life ‘in the retreat.


Jared rated it really liked it Dec 09, It was restored by Philip, according to Pausanias, iv. Darius, on the other hand, had been spending a long time with his army, having chosen a plain in the land of Assyria which stretches out in every direction, suitable for the immense size of his army and convenient for the evolutions of cavalry.

Eevolt of Thebes September, e. Alexander recrosses the Hydraotes and Acesines. Arrian is also considered as one of the founders of a primarily military-based focus on history. It was Buspeoted that both Olympias and her son Alexander were implicated in the plot. His supposition that they came from Asia is doubtless correct.

Photius mentions among Arrian’s historical works: He did not carry a wnabasis from Alexander, because it did not appear to the king advisable to write openly about’ such a matter ; but he reported the message entrusted to him byword of mouth. Then the Macedonians from all sides pressed close npon the citizens and the Grecian mercenaries, who took to flight ; some of them, casting themselves into the sea, floated along.

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But Alexander himself remained behind at Bphesus, where he offered a sacrifice to Artemis and conducted a procession in her honour with the whole of his army fully armed and marshalled for battle. See Grote, History of Greece, vol.

Battle with the Triballians. The third was son of Machatas, and was left in India as viceroy. He afterwards brought a re- inforcement to Alexander from Greece Arrian, iv.

And if any man wonders why, after so many other men have written of Alexander, the compilation of this history came into my mind, after perusing [13] the narratives of all the rest, let him read this of mine, and then wonder if he can.

Defeat of the Mallians at the river Hydraotes. The Persians capture Tenedus. Anxiety of the Soldiers about Alexander.

Anabasis Alexandri Book VIII: Indica by Arrian

Description of the Battle of the Granicus. The Tragedy of Triumph. A landing-place in the north-west of Troas, near Cape Sigaeum. So also the inhabitants prostrated themselves before LuouUus when the same river subsided and allowed his army to cross Plutarch, Lucullus, chap. Defeat of the Persians.

Alexander’s Dealings -with Athens. As they were nimble and well-acquainted with the locality, they effected their retreat without difficulty ; whereas the Macedonians, on account of the heaviness of their arms and their ignorance xlexandri the roads, durst not pursue them vigorously.


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Dacia was conquered by Anabsais ; but ultimately aban- doned by Aurelian, who made the Danube the boundary of the Roman Empire. We learn from Suidas that Dion Cassius wrote a biography of Arrian; but this work is not extant. He made a treaty with them, and from this tiine found them faithful allies in all his proceedings.

Alexander and Porus at the Hydaspes.

Note 1, for Alexajdri. Showing this to Alexander, he bade him ask some one else for one. He left Pausanias, one of the Companions, to be superintendent of the citadel of Sardis, Nicias to supervise the collection of the tribute and taxes, and Asander, son of Philotas, to be superin- tendent of Lydia and the rest of the dominion of Spithri- dates, giving him as large a number of cavalry and light-armed infantry as seemed suflBcient for present emergencies. Close to these were posted the Companions who were shield-bearing infantry under the command of Nicanor, son of Parmenio.

Strassler, includes The Landmark Arrian: Much geographical and other material has also been gathered from Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny, and Ammianus; and the allusions to the places which are also mentioned in the Old Testament are given from the Hebrew. The Greeks often gave the name of Assyria to the country usually called by them Syria. Besides the large works, we learn from Photius cod. To all of them he gave pledges of amity, and received pledges from them in return.

Three thousand were slain in the flight ; few of them were taken prisoners, both because there was a dense anabasiw in front of the river, and the approach of night deprived the Macedonians of certainty in their pur- suit. Plutarch based bis Life of Alexander chiefly on the work of this writer.