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PHILIP A. STADTER: Arrian of Nicomedia. Pp. xi+; m endpapers. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Pres. $ ‘All history is contemporary history. A comprehensive picture of the life and work of a major figure among the Greek- speaking authors of the Roman Empire. Arrian is our most reliable source for. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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His best-known work is the Anabasiswhich deals with Alexander the Great. Periplus of the Euxine Sea. It is thought not have been written as a presentation of facts but for literary reasons. Moreover, the war against the Parthians -if he had taken part in it- had offered him an opportunity to visit Mesopotamiaand he may have visited places like Gaugamela and Babylon. It is also known as a handbook, and A Mehl considers the Enchiridion to have been a vade mecum for Arrian.

Van der Stockt, eds. The Anabasis of Alexander comprises seven books.

Until now, our reconstruction of Arrian’s career was more or less speculative. Translated, the title is History of the Parthians.


Le Clerc’s Criticism upon Quintus Curtius. The Enchiridion is a short compendium of all Epictetus’ philosophical principles. The Landmark Julius Caesar: Routledge, 8 Oct Discourses of Epictetus and Enchiridion of Epictetus. The Ideals of Greek Culture: This appointment proves that Arrian had more military experience than we know of, because no Roman emperor would ever give the command of two legions to man without experience.

Arriana Greek historian and philosopher of the 2nd century cerelied on the works of two writers nearly contemporary with Alexander, Ptolemy subsequently king of Egypt and the historian Aristobulus.

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American Civil Arriian, four-year war —65 between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded…. The Enchiridion is apparently a summary of the Discourses. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: A work of eight books, Bibliotheca via Photius states it is the fourth to have been written by Arrian.

The writing is about the successors of Alexander the Greatcirca — or Enter the email address nicomddia signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

It can not be proven, but one hunting scene in Arrian’s Cynegeticus suggests autopsy. Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: The first chapters are derived from Megasthenes, a Greek envoy who visited Patna. The Discourses of Epictetus — Special Edition p. Nicomedi called him Flavius Arrianus Nicomediansis.


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A talk for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 20 October Arrian was clearly a great admirer of Alexander but was primarily interested in the purely military aspect of the story he was telling. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

In respect of his birth date, sources provide similar dates for his birth; within a few years prior to 90, 89, and 85—90 AD.

Studia Classica et Orientalia forthcoming. ArrianLatin in full Lucius Flavius Arrianusborn c. Within the work, Arrian explicitly identified the particular means of pursuing warfare as being based on Greek methods.