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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. mostra'n més 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 modeled the work on Anabasis of Xenophon. Arrian died at an advanced age during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Arrian

The Campaigns of Alexander (0130) — Autor — 1,396 exemplars
The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander (0146) — Autor — 428 exemplars
Anábasis de Alejandro Magno (1982) 21 exemplars
L'Inde (2000) 19 exemplars
Alexander the Great (2004) 11 exemplars
Arrian (1966) 6 exemplars
Anábasis de Alejandro Magno (2009) 6 exemplars
The Complete Works of Arrian (2014) 6 exemplars
Anabasi di Alessandro- Vol.II (2002) 4 exemplars
Anabasis Alexandrou & Indica (1893) 3 exemplars
Arriani Anabasis (1895) 2 exemplars
En håndbok i livskunst (2020) 1 exemplars
The Periplus of the Euxine Sea (2013) 1 exemplars
The Indica of Arrian (0002) 1 exemplars
Cynegeticus (Greek) 1 exemplars
Obras completas 1 exemplars
Tactica (Greek) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Manual d'ètica (0125) — Editor — 3,029 exemplars
The Discourses of Epictetus (1926) — Editor — 327 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Arrianus, Lucius Flavius
Nom oficial
Arrianus, Lucius Flavius
Altres noms
Arrian of Nicomedia
Arrianus Xenophon, Lucius Flavius
Data de naixement
c. 86
Data de defunció
c. 146
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Nicomedia, Bithynia
Lloc de defunció
Athens, Greece
Llocs de residència
Nicomedia, Bithynia
Nicopolis, Epirus
Athens, Greece
Procurator (province of Cappadocia)
Archon (at Athens)
Epictetus (teacher)
Biografia breu
Arrian was born in the town of Nicomedia, in the province of Bithynia (present-day Izmit, Turkey), and studied philosophy under Epictetus in Nicopolis. He entered service in the Roman Empire, serving under Gaius Avidius Nigrinus, governor of Achaea, and eventually achieving the office of Consul in 129 or 130. In 131 he was appointed procurator of Cappadocia, and in 135 he commanded the legions that repelled an Alan invasion. He was elected Archon at Athens in 145/6, where he later devoted himself to history, writing the "Anabasis Alexandri" and the "Indica."



Preserved only in truncated form, the Ektaxis kat' Alanon, or "Deployment Against the Alans", is a curious text, prescribing the march order, deployment, and tactics for an army that Adrian led against the Alans* in the form of a classicizing literary essay.

Campbell introduces, edits, translates, and comments the text - the commentary accounts for well over half the page count. Much of it consists of disagreements with previous translators, but the is also in-depth discussion of all the units of the Roman army involved, and elucidation of obscure passages.

A must for those interested in ancient military texts.

* A nomadic people of the Caucasus region. The modern Ossetes are their descendants.
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AndreasJ | Nov 28, 2023 |
En esta segunda parte continúan las conquistas y aventuras del rey macedonio, finalizando en el momento de su muerte. Viene incluido un último libro que relata el retorno marítimo de Nearco hasta su reencuentro con Alejandro, en este último li8bro cabe destacar lo detallado de las distancias y localidades geográficas descritas, pudiéndose buscar sus paralelos actuales perfectamente.
carlosisaac | Sep 25, 2023 |
Una historia de las aventuras y conquistas de Alejandro Magno. Arriano vivió siglos después del fallecimiento del rey macedonio, pero sin embargo se basó fuentes directas para elaborar esta historia, hoy día perdidas, por lo que supone la mejor fuente para acercarnos a obras ya perdidas, como Tolomeo. Arriano era un político y militar greco-romano por eso las descripciones de las disposiciones previas a las batallas, los mandos, las divisiones y el desarrollo de las batallas es muy detallado. Es una de las mejores fuentes para saber sobre la vida de Alejandro.… (més)
carlosisaac | Sep 15, 2023 |
Arrian's Anabasis Alexandrou in Pantheon's beautiful Landmark series with many footnotes, side-notes, maps, battle plans and grayscale images of locales, coins, and archeological finds. There are a series of modern essays as appendices. [The very last appendix reveals that Arrian was the student whose notes are what we have of Epictetus.] Arrian has his own criticisms of Alexander, but still, he was the great revered conqueror and leader of antiquity. To modern eyes it seems like a long way to go to find new people to kill and enslave, but it must have been all Alexander thought about since he was a child - defeat Persia and why stop there? If his "Last Plans" are authentic, then he was planning to take Arabia next and to interchange Greek and Asian peoples to make the civilized world homogeneous. Fortunately or unfortunately something like typhoid fever intervened.… (més)
markm2315 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2023 |



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