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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The natives use this salt, and do not need the sea at all for this article. Cyrus the Youilger was six days marching from Tarsus through this pass. A FEW days after this, two Macedonian hoplites of the brigade of Perdiccas, living in the same tent and being messmates, happened in the course of conversation each to be extolling himself and his own exploits.

Then indeed Perdiccas, after forcing his way within the second stockade, fell there wounded with a dart, and was carried back grievously injured to the camp, where he was with difficulty cured of his wound.

He was an aooomplioe in Philip’s murder, but was pardoned by his successor. He himself, in the vanguard, was all the time observing from the ridge the enemy’s advance.

Anabasis Alexandri Book VIII: Indica

But the worse advice, because anabasiss the immediate time it was more pleasant to hear, prevailed ; moreover he was led alexandir some divine influence into that locality where he derived little advantage from his cavalry and from the sheer number of his men, javelins and bows, and where he could not even exhibit the mere magnificence of his army, but surren- dered to Alexander and his troops an easy victory.

See Grote’s Greece, vol. Consequently this Alexander was arrested and kept under guard. Alexander kep” up the pursuit as far as the Taulantian mountains ; and as many of them as escaped, preserved their lives by throwing away their arms.

This they were able to do so quickly because of the multitude of hands at their disposal. It is a comparatively easy thing to give a paraphrase of a foreign work, presenting the general drift of the original ; but no one, unless he has himself tried it, can understand the difficulty of trans- lating a classical Author correctly without omission or mutilation. Lucian in his treatise, Quomodo historia sit conscribenda, ch.


The large river Pyramus, now called Jihan, falls into the sea near MaUus. In the multiplicity of references which I have put into the Notes, I should be sanguine if I imagined that no errors will be found; but if such occur, I must plead as an excuse the pressure of work which a teacher in a large school experiences, leaving him very little energy for literary-labour.

But the helmet broke the force of the blow. The third was son of Machatas, and was left in India as viceroy. Here, along alexandrk defiles up the ascent to the mountain, he was met by.

The Anabasis of Alexander

Conquest of the Glausians. It is probable that Ptolemy, who was Arrian’s authority, wished to exonerate Alexander from the guilt of destroying Thebes. Voyage down the Indus into the Sea. Moreover he directed an inquiry to be held about the land which they were accused of holding by force, though it belonged of right to their ‘neighbours. Hating settled these affairs, lie returned into Macedonia.

The latter untrustworthy book Arrian wished to supplant by his own narrative, principally based on the works of Megasthenes and Nearchus. It was said that Gordius was a poor man among the ancient Phrygians, who had a small piece of land to till, and two yoke of oxen.


Alexander then passed through the defile, and encamped near the city. Strassler, includes The Landmark Arrian: For the enemy, being afraid that the Mace- donians, who were close upon the fugitives, would rush in with them, shut many of their friends out, who were slain by the Macedonians near the very walls.

These men also he sent back, calling them friends, and alexahdri them as allies,making the remark that the Celts were braggarts.

Eurybotas the Cretan, the captain of the archers, fell with about alexandru of his men ; but the rest fled to the Macedonian guard and the royal shield-bearing troops.

Of the Persian cavalry only about IjOOO were killed ; for Alexander did not pursue them far, but turned aside to attack the Greek mercen- aries, the main anabadis of whom was still remaining where it was posted at first.

The Persian cavalry were about 20, in number, and their infantry, consisting of Grecian mercenaries, fell a little short of the same number. When Alexander saw this, he led on the rest of his army, fearing that unsupported they might be intercepted by the Thebans and be in danger of destruction.


Its present name is Tak-hyno. After the expulsion of the philosophers alexandrii Rome, by Domitian, Epictetus delivered his lectures at Nicopolis, in Epirus, where it is probable that Arrian was his pupil.

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But when he saw that the men on the island were resolved to run every risk, he was moved with pity for them, because they appeared to him both brave and loyal ; wherefore he made a, truce with them on the condition that they would serve as his soldiers. On account of his fatigue he could not be roused from sleep, but being disquieted by the sound he brushed her away gently with his hand.

Biffuynica in eight books, a work often quoted by Eustathius in his commentaries to the Iliad and to Dionysius Periegetes. Though inspired with admiration for his hero, the author evinces impartiality and freedom from hero-worship.

See Grote, History of Greece, vol. Three thousand were slain in the flight ; few of them were taken prisoners, both because there was a dense wood in front of the river, and the approach of night deprived the Macedonians of certainty in their pur- suit. The Battle at the Hydaspes.

In regard to other matters he gave the embassy a courteous reply, alexanrri wrote a letter to the people de- manding the surrender of Demosthenes and Lycurgus, as well as that of Hyperides, Polyeuctus, Chares, Chari- demus, Bphialtes, Diotimus, and Moerocles;i alleging alexwndri these men were the cause of the disaster which befell the city at Ghaeronea, and the authors of the sub- sequent offensive proceedings after Philip’s death, both against himself and his father.

He survived this event two years, and died B. Anxiety of the Soldiers about Alexander.