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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Arrian Cynegeticusi. For Onares read Omares. After Alexander’s death Meleager resisted the claim of Perdiecas to the regency, and was associated with him in the office.

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This was felt by the Greeks to be a general calamity for it struck the rest of the Greeks with no less con- sternation than it did those who had themselves taken part in the struggle, both on account of the magnitude of the captured city and the celerity of the action, the result of which was in the highest degree contrary to the expectation both of the sufferers and the perpetrators. Alexandek at the Danube and in the Codntey of the Getae, On the third day after the battle, Alexander reached the river Ister, which is the largest of all the rivers ia Europe, traverses anabasie very great tract of country, and separates very warlike nations.

Lucius Flavius Arrianus Xenophon; Greek: To all of them he gave pledges of amity, and received pledges from them in return. Another Omen of Alexander’s Death. The ground also through which Alexander had to march was evidently narrow and covered with woodj on one side it was hemmed in by a river, and on the other there was a very lofty and craggy mountaiuj so that there would not be room for the army to pass, even if only four shield- bearers marched abreast.


Bosworth, who has drawn scholars’ attention to Arrian’s qlexandri to hagiography and apologianot to mention several passages where Arrian can be shown by comparison with other ancient sources to be downright misleading.

The Anabasis of Alexander

Escape of Darius into Media. On the death of the king he received the government of Macedonia and Greece in anabzsis tion with Antipater, whose daughter he married. Alexander “Wounded XII. Sopolis is also mentioned iv. Alex- ander was purged by the draught, and his illness then took a favourable turn.

Two other geographical works, The Periplus of the Bed Sea and The Periplus of the Euxineformerly ascribed to Arrian, are proved to belong to a later date. It is now called Burdur.

Ada retained Alinda alone, the strongest place in Caria ; and when Alexander invaded Xlexandri she went to meet him, offering to surrender Alinda to him, and adopting him as her son. However alexandir men of Perdiccas, in com- pany with the archers sent by Alexander, fell upon the Thebans and shut them up in the hollow way leading to the temple of Heracles, and followed them in their retreat as far as the temple itself.

However, he ordered Charidemus alone of the men whom he had demanded as prisoners and who had not been given up, to go into banishment. Thence he marched to Mallus, where he rendered to Amphilochus the sacrificial honours due to a hero. As soon as they ascertained that Alexander was approaching, the inhabitants deserted the wall and the houses situated on the low ground, which they thought they were unable to protect ; and they fled in a body to the rock.

Voyage down the Indus to the Land of Musicanus. Defeat of Ariobarzanes and Capture of Persepolis.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Alexander at Nysa III. Voyage down the Hydaspes into the Acesines. The work named Indicais a description of India, and was usually united in manuscripts with the Anabasis, as an eighth book.

The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian

Alexander recrosses the Hydraotes and Acesines. Eurybotas the Cretan, the captain of the archers, fell with about seventy of his men ; but the rest fled to the Macedonian guard and the royal shield-bearing troops. This was the reason friend of Alexander, with whom he had been brought up. The best editions of the Anabasis are the following: Gronovius, Leyden, ; G. This artillery was at once made use of by Alexander in this campaign against the Illyrians.


Note 3, for Diod. The Advice of the Ohaldees rejected.

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They carried off alexanvri many of their women and children as their horses could carry, and betook themselves into the steppes, in a direction which led as far as possible from the river.

Some of the men in the city, however, perceiving that there were only two of them, and that they were approaching the wall incon- siderately, rushed out upon them; but they slew those who came near, and hurled darts at those who stood at a distance. He was one of Alexander’s confidential body-guards, and on the death of the great king obtained Thrace as his portion of the dis- membered empire.

Alexandfi was an aooomplioe in Philip’s murder, but was pardoned by his successor. Public alesandri Public domain false false. Alliance with the Scythians and Chorasmians.

Eevolt of Clitns and Glaucias 18 VI. It is a comparatively easy thing to give a paraphrase of a foreign work, presenting the general drift of the original ; but no one, aabasis he has himself tried it, can understand the difficulty alexadnri trans- lating a classical Author correctly without omission or mutilation. 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.