Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Arrian’s Anabasis of Alexander in seven books is the best account we have of Alexander’s adult life. Indica, a description of India and of Nearchus’s voyage. Links to translation of Arrian: Anabasis, by E. Iliff Robson.

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Porus obstructs Alexander’s Passage. Voyage down the Indus XIX. This anabxsis was o’ccupied by the viceroy of Phrygia with a garrison of 1, Carians and Grecian mercenaries. He afterwards brought a re- inforcement to Alexander from Greece Arrian, iv. He easily filled up the ditch, and the towers were then brought forward.

He did not carry a letter from Alexander, because it did not appear to the king advisable to write openly about’ such a matter ; but he reported the message entrusted to him byword of mouth.

The Ambassadors of the Celts. How Alexander performed the feat in connection with this cord, I can- not affirm with confidence. Voyage down anabbasis Indus to the Land of Musicanus.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Maybe this work remained unfinished. He was the god of the medical Alexander Advances to Myriandrus. Defeat and Death of Spitamenes.

Defeat of the Scythians beyond the Tanais. Voyage down the Indus to the Land of Musicanus. Alexander’s Speech 3g3 X. Callisthenes refuses to Prostrate himself. He advised them to advance and destroy the fodder, by trampling it down under their horses’ hoofs, to burn the crops of the country, and not arria to spare the very cities.


Arrian, Anabasis, book 1, chapter pr

Arrian’s Anabasis “journey up-country” is our most important source on the reign of Alexander. He then ascended into the citadel, which was garrisoned by the Persians. Gordius requested her to accompany him and direct him how to perform the sacrifice. But as many of them as he took prisoners he bound in fetters and sent them away to Macedonia to till the soil, because, though they were Greeks, they were fighting against Greece on behalf of the foreigners in opposition to the decrees which the Greeks had made in their federal council.

Because the emperor was in Greece and Egypt, Arrian and Severus had several really important duties in Rome.

We learn from Lucian [Macrobioi, c. The Army Recruited from the Persians.

To their parents and children he granted exemption from imposts on agricultural produce, and he relieved them from all personal services and’ taxes upon property. He was the most intimate Alexander at the Tomb of Acldlles. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Its present name is Kodus-Chai. The large river Pyramus, now atrian Jihan, falls into the sea near MaUus.

Alexander destroys the City of the Getae.

It is entitled Gynegeticus of Arrian or the second Xenophon the Athenian. 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. He used one of these in ploughing and the other to draw the wagon. 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.


Alexander crosses the Hellespont and visits Troy. The envoys departed without obtaining their request on behalf of the prisoners for the present.

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They also led SyrphaXj snabasis his son Pelagon, and the sons of Syrphax’s brothers out of the temple and stoned them to death. See AeUan Varia Historia, xii. But, as they were just drawing near, Alexander rushed forth with his own division, and the phalanx raised the battle-cry, as if about to advance through the river. Alexander in Phrygia and Pisidia. He was an aooomplioe in Philip’s murder, but was pardoned by his successor. Moreover, the war against the Parthians -if he had taken part ariran it- had offered him an opportunity to visit Mesopotamiaand he may have visited places like Gaugamela and Babylon.

Anabasis of Alexander, Volume II

The Anabasis of Alexander Greek: 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.

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