I Life and Writings of Arrian. 3 wrote many original books. By far the most important of these is the Anabasis of Alexander, or the History of Alexander the Great’s. The Anabasis Alexandri is an historical account written by Arrian. During the early 16th century, the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze bought a copy of this book. Anabasis Alexandri Book VIII has 7 ratings and 0 reviews. The two works of Arrianus (Arrian) * ANABASIS ALEXANDRI BOOK VIII (INDICA) * SUCESSORS OF.

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When MeteUus conquered Macedonia, he removed this group of bronze statues to Eome, to decorate his own portico. Defeat of the Persians. The Macedonians Offended at Alexander. The Anabasis of Alexander Greek: But Alexander formed a plan by which he might cross the mountain with the least danger possible ; and since he was resolved to run all risks, knowing that there were no means of passing elsewhere, he ordered the heavy- armed soldiers, as soon as the waggons began to rush down the declivity, to open their ranks, and directed that those whom the road was sufficiently wide to permit 1 We learn from TImcydides, ii.

Flight of Macedonian Deserters into Egypt. There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text. Schmieder, Leipzig, ; Tauchnitz edition, Leipzig, ; J. But hereupon, Ehoesaces rode up to Alexander and hit him on the head with his scimitar, breaking off a piece of his helmet. He placed them under the command of Ptolemy, son of Seleucus, one of the royal body-guards, and of the two Pixodarus ; and two daughters, Artejnisia and Ada.

Alexander at the Tomb of Sardanapalus. This work was published before January 1,and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago.

A part of the wicker-work shed near the wall and a piece of one of the wooden towers were burnt, but the rest were protected by Philotas and Hellanicus, to whom the charge of them had been committed. However, at the approach of spring b. Alexander, consideripg the strength of the place, and how unpre- pared he was to undertake a long siege, entered into an agreement with them, though not on the same terms as before.


Three days after this, Alexander discovered that Clitus and Glaucias lay carelessly encamped ; that neither were ‘ their sentinels on guard in military order, nor had they protected themselves with a rampart or ditch, as if they imagined he had withdrawn through fear; and that they had extended their line to a disadvantageous length.

Ellendt, Konigsberg, ; C. March through the Caspian Gates The Persian cavalry were about 20, in number, and their infantry, consisting of Grecian mercenaries, fell a little short of the same number.

The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian

Alexander was accused by some of for- giving his father’s murderers. A complete index of Proper Names has been added, and the quantities of the vowels marked for the aid of the English Reader.

It was afterwards re-named. This river flows from the same mountains as the Nestus and the Hebrus, an uninhabited and extensive range, joining on to Ehodope. The latter half of the book describes Alexander’s pursuit of Darius through northern Iran, the revolt of the pretender Bessusand the deaths of Philotas and Parmenion BC.

Afc the present juncture the first repulse would be diflScult akexandri retrieve, as well as perilous for the issue of the whole war.

This army consisted of 3, Macedonian foot-soldiers and horse-soldiers, Thessalian cavalry, and Eleans under the command of Alcias the Elean. 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.

Anabasis Alexandri Book VIII: Indica by Arrian

By this act more than by any other Alexander acquired popularity among the Macedonians. Tyre Besieged by Sea as well as Land The two latter were put to death ; but the first named was not only spared, but alexanri to anabadis military command for being the first to salute Alexander as king. These arms were said to have been carried in front of him into the battles by the shield-bearing guards.


I Life and Writings of Arrian. They urged him to lead them on as they were, without delay. Alexander’s Treatment of the Captured Greek Ambas- sadors. Alliance with the Scythians and Chorasmians.

When Gordius was driving his wagon near a certain village of the Telmissians, he met a maiden fetching water from the spring, and to her he related how the sign of the eagle had appeared to him. Biffuynica in eight books, a work often quoted by Eustathius in his commentaries to the Iliad qlexandri to Dionysius Periegetes.

Ptolemy was one of the earliest friends of Alexander before his accession to, the throne, and accompanied him throughout his campaigns, being one of his most skilful generals and most intimate friends. Having collected as many of these as he could, upon them he conveyed across as many of his soldiers as was possible in such a fashion.

For it would be rash for him with a few ships to fight a battle against a fleet far more numerous than his own, and with his unpractised naval force to contend against the disciplined fleet of the Cyprians and Phoenicians.

The large river Pyramus, now called Jihan, falls into the sea near MaUus. Expedition against the Mardians. The word translated Abortive Attack on Myndus.

Alexajjdeb in Pheygia and Pisidia. He ultimately acquired aU the European dominions of Alexander in addition to Asia Minor ; but in his eightieth year he was defeated and slain by Seleuous at the battle of Corns, b. This general also of his own accord led on his brigade when he saw that Perdiccas had advanced within the stockade. Of this only a few fragments survive. All we know of Arrian is derived from the notice of him in the Bibliotheca of Photiuswho was Patriarch of Constantinople in the ninth century, and from a few incidental references in his own writings.