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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Notwithstanding the superiority of the Persian fleet, Parmenio advised Alexander to fight a sea-battle, ex- pecting that the Greeks would be victorious with their fleet both for other reasons and especially because an omen from the deity made him confident of the result ; for an eagle had been seen sitting ijpon the shore, opposite the sterns of Alexander’s ships. In consequence of this, he assumed the name of Flavins. Alexander’s Stratagem to get across The Tragedy of Triumph.

This was felt by the Greeks to be a general calamity for it struck the rest of the Greeks with no less con- sternation than it did those who had themselves taken part in the struggle, both on account of the magnitude of the captured city and the celerity of the action, the result of which was in the highest degree contrary to the expectation both of the sufferers and the perpetrators.

Alexander’s grief for Clitus X. Philip was murdered here, B.

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A complete index of Proper Names has been added, and the quantities of the vowels marked for the aid of the English Reader. Exploration of the Caspian. I have noticed as many of his deviations from Attic Greek anabxsis as I thought suitable to a work of this kind.


Anoud marked it as to-read Dec 17, Hearing this, he marched off to Aspendus. There ambassadors came to him from Syrmus, king of the Triballians, and from the other independent nations dwelling near the Ister.

A son was born to them named Midas, who, when he arrived at the age of maturity, was both handsome and valiant. Want to Read saving…. The large river Anabqsis, now called Jihan, falls into the sea near MaUus.

Alexander advances to Myriandrus. Dispute between Callisthenes and Anaxarchus. Voyage down the Indus into the Sea. Many of them fell into.

He fell in battle against Eumenes b.

My theory of the anabais of a Translator is, to give the ipsissima verba of his Author as nearly as possible, and not put into his mouth words which he never used, under the mistaken notion of improving his diction or his way of stating his case. In regard to the contents of this book, Photius cod. The Answer of Coenus. Campaign against Oxycanus and Samhus. Eevolt of Thebes September, e.

The defiles mentioned by Arrian are probably what was afterwards called Porta Trajani. Gronovius, Leyden, ; G.

alxandri Alexander at the Tomb of Achilles. About mid- night, therefore, he approached the wall, according to the plan agreed on ; but as no sign of surrender was made by the men within, and though he had with him no military engines or ladders, inasmuch as he had not set out to besiege the town, but to receive it on surrender, he nevertheless led the Macedonian phalanx near and ordered them to aleandri the wall.

The Anabasis of Alexander

Strassler, includes The Landmark Arrian: Ten Thousand Macedonians sent Home witli Craterus. Revolt of Clitus and Glaudas. But if the south wind prevails it is impossible to journey along the beach.


When he arrived with his forces, he passed within the deserted wall and ‘ Sjllium was about five miles from the coast, alexanvri Aspendus and Side. Terrible to them also was the closely-looked order of the phalanx, and violent the charge of the cavalry. The Macedonians Offended at Alexander. Flight of Macedonian Deserters into Egypt.

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Alexander then, moving from Phaselis, sent part of his army to Perga through the mountains, where the ‘ Zlexandri chap. They finally set fire to it, and escaped through the Macedonian camp to the mountains. His supposition that they came from Asia is doubtless correct. Aakar Mathur marked it as to-read Dec 12, These arms were said to have been carried in front of him into the battles by the shield-bearing guards.

There- fore the enemy’s cavalry, being formed into a. Passage of the Hydaspes The Mitylenaeans, therefore, being excluded from the land, and being blockaded on the sea by many ships lying at anchor, sent to Pharnabazus and came to the following agree- ment: None of his works remain, inasmuch as they were all executed in bronze.

Alexander’s Treatment of the Captured Greek Ambas- sadors. From Arrian to Alexander.

Preparations for a Voyage down the Indus. But the cavalry were no use to him alexandrri a place so rough and unfavourable. This work was published before January 1,and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. A work on Tactics, composed a.