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.

Author: Zujas Taushura
Country: Lesotho
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: History
Published (Last): 15 January 2018
Pages: 282
PDF File Size: 14.70 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.96 Mb
ISBN: 417-9-42869-679-3
Downloads: 91052
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kedal

Another lost work of Arrian on the life and death of Epictetus is mentioned by Simplicius in the beginning of his Commentary on the Enchiridion. It was rebuUt in the time of Augustus, and called Juliopolis.

Arrian: links to translation

Xerxes took the same route when marching into Greece. Besides editing these philosophical works, Arrian wrote many original books. Alexander at the Tomb of Achilles. Upon these terms the compact was made between the Mitylenaeans and the Persians.

Telmissus was a city of Caria, celebrated for the skill of its inhabitants in divina- tion. Dacia was conquered by Trajan ; but ultimately aban- doned by Aurelian, who made the Danube the boundary of the Roman Empire. This manual of the Stoic moral philosophy was very popular, both among Pagans and Christians, for many centuries.

Conquest of the Glausians. The mean- ing which the words expressed was this:: March through Gadrosia XXV. On the other hand, the man from Bithynia was later given the command of two legions, which means that he had more than a passing military experience.

Having done this, he drew out the yoke from the wagon-pole. Alexander’s Treatment of the Captured Greek Ambas- sadors. Besides, he considered, that now he was occupying Asia with his land force, he would no longer be in need of a fleet ; and that he would be able to break ‘up that of the Persians, if he captured the maritime cities ; since they would neither have any ports from which they could recruit their crews, nor any harbour in Asia to which they could bring their ships.

But when he saw that the men on the island were resolved to run every risk, he was moved with pity for them, because they appeared to him both brave and loyal ; wherefore he made a, truce with them on the condition that they would serve as his soldiers. Alexander, however, led his forces towards the city ; and the enemy, after sacrificing three boys, an equal number of girls, and three black rams, sallied forth for the purpose of receiving the Macedonians in a hand-to-hand conflict.


Chronologically, two of them do not belong at this place, but by treating them together, Arrian has prevented the reader from coming up against the hard facts too often.

When Alexander arrived at Gordium, he was seized with an ardent desire to go up into the citadel, which con- tained the palace of Gordius aad his son Midas. Prom the Persians there was a terrible discharge of darts ; but the Macedonians fought with spears. Storming of the Mallian Stronghold The Anabasis is by far the fullest surviving account aanbasis Alexander ‘s conquest of the Persian empire.

These mountains form gates, as it were, upon the road ; and it is possible for those wnabasis occupy these eminences even with a small guard to render the passage impracticable. For the enemy, being afraid that the Mace- donians, who were close upon the fugitives, would rush in with them, shut many of their friends out, who were slain by the Arriaan near the very arriam.

While Philip was pi-eparing the cup, a letter was given to the king from Parmenio, warning him to beware of Philip ; for he heard that the physician had been bribed by Darius to poison Alexander with medicine.

The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian

Neither of these histories has survived, but they served Arrian as the groundwork for the composition of his own narrative. Passage of the Hydaspes XIV. In the multiplicity of references which I have put into the Notes, I should be sanguine if I imagined that no errors will be found; but if such occur, I must plead as an excuse the pressure of work which a teacher in a large school experiences, leaving him very little energy for literary-labour.

He said it also signified that the plot would be dis- covered, because the swallow was a bird fond of man’s society and well disposed to him as well as more loqua- cious than any other bird.

The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian – Free Ebook

He also made use of Alexander’s letters, which he mentions five times; [6] only once, however, quoting the exact words of the writer. Arrian’s Anabasis has traditionally been regarded as the most reliable extant narrative source for Alexander’s campaigns. A small work by Arrian on the Chase, forms a supplement to Xenophon’s book on the same subject. Ellendt, Konigsberg, ; C. Death of Philip and Accession of Alexander.


In his youth he was placed under the tuition of Aristotle, who acquired very great mfluence over his mind and character, and retained it until his pupil was spoiled by his un- paralleled successes. Porus obstructs Alexander’s Passage. Arrian makes one brief remark in his Cynegeticus that has been interpreted as artian reference to his tour of duty. For Onares read Omares. Alexander at the Danube and in the Country of the Getae.

Srrian similar stratagem was used by Lysander at Aegospotami, b.

It was afterwards re-named. He not only refused to surrender Pyrrhus to Cassander, but marched into Epirus and placed the hoy, when twelve years of age, upon the throne, leaving him imder the care of guardians, B.

Darius’s Letter, and Alexander’s Reply.

The Anabasis of Alexander

The incident arriam be dated in c. Its modern name is Golek- Boghaz. Alexander Desteots the City op the Getae. Because the emperor was in Greece and Egypt, Arrian and Severus had several really important duties in Rome.

It is now called Polina. The Athenians also attempted to bring about some political change ; but they were so alarmed at the very approach of Alexander, that they conceded to him even more ample public honours than those which had been bestowed upon Philip. Ephialtes was slain, and his men driven arrian into the city. Callisthenes Opposes the Proposal to honour Alexander by Prostration.

Alexander recrosses the Hydraotes and Acesines. Alexander in Sardis and Ephesus.

March from the Indus to the Hydaspe.