The Campaigns of Alexander
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Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian
Book DescriptionAlthough written over four hundred years after Alexander's death, Arrian's account of the man and his achievements is the most reliable we have. Arrian's own experience as a military commander gave him unique insights into the life of the world's greatest conqueror. He tells of Alexander's violent suppression of the Theban rebellion, his defeat of Persia and campaigns through Egypt and Babylon - establishing new cities and destroying others in his path. While Alexander emerges as a charismatic leader, Arrian succeeds brilliantly in creating an objective portrait of a man of boundless ambition, who was exposed to the temptations of power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140442533
(199mm x 136mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jul-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Arrian
Alexander the Great, Paperback (February 2013)
Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index.
Periplus Ponti Euxini, Paperback (October 2003)
This work contains Arrian's Greek text "Periplus Ponti Euxini", with an introduction, commentary and facing-page translation. It describes a tour taken by the Roman senator around the Black Sea and gives an insight into the cultural and political background of the early second century.
Anabasis of Alexander, Hardback (July 1998)
The "Anabasis of Alexander" by Arrian (ca. 95 175 BCE) is the best extant account of Alexander the Great s adult life. A description of India and of Nearchus voyage thence, was to be a supplement.
Arrian, Alexander the Great, Paperback (November 1981)» View all books by Arrian
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Author Biography - Arrian
The details of Arrian's life (c.90AD] are uncertain, though the shape of it indicates a man of wide and varied talents. He was governor to the Emperor Hadrian, the author of a number of works of non-fiction and an Athenian citizen. In 145 he rose tobecome a chief magistrate of Athens and thereby part of the governing body of the city. His date of death is not known. De Selincourt was an acclaimed translator of ancient classics.
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