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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The work is based on an earlier exposition made by Xenophon, whom Arrian thought to be the authority on the nnicomedia of hunting. A fragment describing a plan of battle against the Alani was found in Milan around the 17th century which was thought at that time to belong to the History.

Ptolemy and Aristobulus had been eyewitnesses.

Review Stadter has produced a sober synthesis of work on Arrian and made an important and colourful figure enormously more accessible. The Anabasis and the Indica p. The Anabasis of Alexander comprises seven books.

Die Quintilii aus Alexandria Troas: The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Arrixn the emperor was in Greece and Egypt, Arrian and Severus had several really important duties in Rome. Discourses of Epictetus and Enchiridion of Epictetus. Stadter has produced a sober nicomdeia of work on Arrian and made an important and colourful figure enormously more accessible.


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The Anabasis of Alexander. He was the author of a work describing the campaigns of Alexander the Great. 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.

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature p. 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. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Translated from the Greek. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. La cavalerie romaine au combat: As a rich man with a sense of responsibility, Arrian wanted to do something for society.

Maybe this work remained unfinished. JB Stockdale considered that Arrian wrote eight books of which four were lost by the Middle Ages and the remaining ones became the Discourses. Aufstieg und Fall einer Familie Abstract. He died in the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Within the work, Arrian explicitly identified the particular means of pursuing warfare as being based on Greek methods.


The incident can be dated in c. Arrian was a pupil of Epictetus around AD, and, according to his own account, he was moved to publish his notes of Epictetus’ lectures, which are known as Discourses of Epictetusby their unauthorized dissemination.

Arrian must have caught the eye of the Roman governor of Greece, Gaius Avidius Nigrinus, and was one of his advisors in a boundary dispute that is known from an inscription from Delphi. Leuven University Press, 1 Jan Hicomedia Epirus he went to Athens, and while there he became known niclmedia the young Xenophon as a consequence of the similarity of his relation to Epictetus as Xenophon had to Socrates.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Simplicius made a copy of the Encheridion, which was transmitted under wrrian name of the monastic father Nilus during the 5th century, and as a result found in every monastery library.

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