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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 therefrom, was to be a supplement.

A student of Epictetus, Arrian took notes at his lectures and published them (in eight books of which we have four, The Discourses) and also the Encheiridion or Manual of Epictetus. Bo

Hardcover, 547 pages
Published 1976 by Harvard University Press (first published 175)
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I heard of Arrian in the memoirs of Hadrian.He was a man of great energy and great skill. I thought he sometimes tries to shift the blame away from Alexender where he had blame for a event e.g. the great slaughter commited at Thebes and his fault at killing his friend. I was however very impressed at how leninent Alexender is in a very brutal world and his military genius is very impressive and stands out at every turn of the story. I was very interested in the flesh and blood Alexender and hope...more
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Arrian of Nicomedia (/ˈæriən/; Latin: Lucius Flavius Arrianus Xenophon; Greek: Ἀρριανός c. AD c. 86 – c. 160) was a Greek historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the 2nd-century Roman period. As with other authors of the Second Sophistic, Arrian wrote primarily in Attic (Indica is in Herodotus' Ionic dialect, his philosophical works in Koine Greek).

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The Campaigns of Alexander Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch and Quintus Curtius Anabasis of Alexander, Books 5–7; Indica (Loeb Classical Library, #269) Arrian: Periplus Ponti Euxini Αλεξάνδρου Ανάβασις 1 : Βιβλία Α και Β

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