PHILIP A. STADTER: Arrian of Nicomedia. Pp. xi+; m endpapers. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Pres. $ ‘All history is contemporary history. A comprehensive picture of the life and work of a major figure among the Greek- speaking authors of the Roman Empire. Arrian is our most reliable source for. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He was the author of a work describing the campaigns of Alexander the Great. Oxford University Press, 29 Mar Indica is a work on a variety of things pertaining to Indiaand the voyage of Nearchus in the Persian Gulf.

American Civil War, four-year war —65 between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded…. Arrian referred to himself as the second Xenophonon niconedia of his reputation and the esteem in which he was held. The reason is that Arrian ignored Cleitarchus ‘ immensely popular History of Alexander and used other, better sources.

A typical part of the Anabasis is Book Four, where Arrian places three painful incidents together and condemns Alexander’s behavior. Arrian is our most reliable source for Alexander the Great and the author of three other major historical works and a number of shorter essays and nicpmedia. The young Nicomedian later published some of his master’s teachings.

Arrian of Nicomedia

Oxford University Press, 2 Aug This, the first book-length study of Arrian in English in this century, makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of Greek historiography and of the intellectual life of the second century A.

The writing mentioned that the Parthians trace their origins to Artaxerxes II.


Lucius Flavius Arrianus – or Arrian, as he is usually called in the English language – was born in Nicomediaone of the Greek towns in the Roman empire, between 85 and 90 CE. A talk for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 20 October Maybe this work remained unfinished. To Arrian, it seemed that all his life had been a prelude to the writing of this work: It covered the years until the conference at Triparadeisos, where Alexander’s empire was divided.

Everything known of his life derives from the 9th century writing of Photius in his Bibliothecaand from those few references which exist within Arrian’s own writings.

Translated, the title is History of the Parthians. Please try again later. The writing is about the successors of Alexander the Greatcirca — or The first part of Indica was based largely on the work of the same name of Megasthenesthe second part based on a journal written by Nearchus.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. When he retired, Arrian went to live in Athens, where he became archon sometime during or EJ chinnock shows, he retired to Nicomedia and was appointed priest to Demeter and Persephone while there. The incident can be dated in c. Pertaining to the relevant historical facts, though, while governor of Cappadocia, Arrian repelled an invasion of the Alani sometime during AD, a struggle in which Arrian’s two legions were victorious. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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We can be confident that Arrian’s ancestors had received citizenship and name at an earlier stage. One of his first acts as governor was a voyage of inspection along the shores of the Black Seaabout which he wrote a book.


Wikiquote has quotations related to: Ptolemy and Aristobulus had been eyewitnesses. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Quintilius Valerius Maximus und sein gleichnamiger Sohn in der Zeit von den Flaviern bis Hadrian sowie die beiden nachfolgenden und bekanntesten Generationen mit jeweils einem Sex. Pliny the Arian addressed seven of his epistles to him.

He was appointed to the position consul suffectus around AD, and then, in AD although Howatson showshe was made prefect or legate governor of Cappadocia by Hadrian, a service he continued for six years.

Die Quintilii aus Alexandria Troas: Flavius Arrianus Xenophon, to give him his full name, was a Greek, born at Nicomedia, the capital of the Arriian province of Bithynia, probably a few years before A.

After Epirus he went to Athens, and while there he became known as the young Xenophon as a consequence of the similarity of his relation to Epictetus as Xenophon had to Socrates.

The campaigns of Alexander. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Thank you for your feedback. Hackett Publishing, 11 Mar The Cambridge Ancient History.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. This remarkable text probably tells less about India than about the literary tastes of Arrian’s age. ArrianLatin in full Lucius Flavius Arrianusborn c. However, more recently, even though modern scholars have generally preferred Arrian to other extant primary sources, this attitude towards Arrian is beginning to change in the light nicomeria studies into Arrian’s method.