when was the anabasis of alexander written

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XIII. This manual of the Stoic moral philosophy was very popular, both among Pagans and Christians, for many centuries. 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. . Alexander changes the Disposition of his Forces, XIII. 117-139, Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Classical Association, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/638409, CA Evans - (Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada) - The World of Jesus and the Early Church: Identity and Interpretation in Early Communities of Faith (p.210) Hendrickson Publishers, 2011 ISBN 1598568256 [Retrieved 2015-04-03], (edited by Alexander Chalmers) - The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation: Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, Volume 20 J. Nichols, 1815 [Retrieved 2015-04-06](ed. WHEBN0000900110 Composed by Arrian of Nicomedia in the second century AD, the work comprises seven books providing a broadly chronological account of the reign and campaigns of Alexander with a particular focus on military matters. He tells us himself in the introduction to this work, that he strove as far as possible to preserve the very words of his teacher as mementoes of his method of reasoning and diction. Campaign against Oxycanus and Sambus, XVII. Borza). [15], The earliest extant copy is from about 1200 CE (CA Evans 2011). Neither of these histories has survived, but they served Arrian as the groundwork for the composition of his own narrative. Alliance with Porus.—Death of Buoephalas, XX. March through Carmania.—Punishment of Viceroys, XXIX. Now the citizenship and family name "Flavius" were frequently given in the years between 70 and 96, but the receivers were always called Titus Flavius, not … 95-175 BCE) is the best extant account of Alexander the Great's adult life. Alexander in Persis.—Tomb of Cyrus Repaired, XXX. . After the expulsion of the philosophers from Rome, by Domitian, Epictetus delivered his lectures at Nicopolis, in Epirus, where it is probable that Arrian was his pupil. 93) that Arrian wrote the biographies of the Corinthian Timoleon and of the Syracusan Dion. google_ad_height = 90; II. Losses of the Combatants.—Porus Surrenders, XIX. The Anabasis of Alexander is perhaps his best-known work, and is generally considered one of the best sources on the campaigns of Alexander the Great. B. Bosworth, Source: The Classical Quarterly, New Series, Vol. But in my opinion the narratives of Ptolemy and Aristobulus are more worthy of credit than the rest; Aristobulus, because he served under king Alexander in his expedition, and Ptolemy, not only because he accompanied Alexander in his expedition, but also because he was himself a king afterwards, and falsification of facts would have been more disgraceful to him than to any other man. XIV. Photius mentions among Arrian's historical works:—The Events after Alexander, in ten books, which gives the history of Alexander's successors. google_ad_width = 160; This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. He also compiled The Enchiridion of Epictetus, an abstract of the philosophy of Epictetus, which is still extant. 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Borza, Introduction to Alexander the Great by Ulrich Wilcken (New York 1967) Southwestern University [Retrieved 2015-04-03], J Carlsen in - Roman rule in Greek and Latin Writing: Double Vision (p.217) BRILL, 4 Jul 2014 (edited by JM Madsen - associate professor in Greek and Roman history, Institute of History and Civilization, University of Southern Denmark, RD Rees) ISBN 9004278281 [Retrieved 2015-04-03], Brian Bosworth a retired Professor of Classics and Ancient History at, Errors in Arrian, Author(s): A. Alexander crosses the Hellespont and visits Troy, XII. Treatment of Amyntas.—The Ariaspians, XXVIII. Photius (cod. Execution of Callisthenes and Hermolaus, XV. The Anabasis of Alexander is an account of Alexander the Great's campaigns. [4] Previous to this he was appointed (A.D. 132) by Hadrian, Governor of Cappadocia, which province was soon after invaded by the Alani, or Massagetae, whom he defeated and expelled. Though written early in the second century AD, his account was based mostly on lost histories written by Alexander’s contemporaries. Anabasis Alexandri, books I-IV -- 2.