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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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. E5A3 Anabasis of Alexander: The history o 3 The original of tliis book is in tine Cornell University Library. There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text.

No edition of his works has, so far as I am aware, ever appeared in England, though on the Continent many have been pub- lished. In the following Translation I have tried to give as literal a rendering of the Greek text as I could with- out transgressing the idioms of our own language. My theory of the duty 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.

It is a comparatively easy thing to give a paraphrase of a foreign work, presenting the general drift of the original ; alexandru no one, unless he has himself tried it, can understand the difficulty anabasi trans- lating a classical Author correctly without omission or mutilation.

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Much geogi’aphical and other material has also been gathered from Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny, and Ammi- anus; and the allusions to the places which are also mentioned in the Old Testament are given from the Hebrew. As Arrian lived in the second century of the present era, and nearly five hundred years after Demosthenes, it is not to be expected that he wrote classical Greek. There are, however, at least a dozen valuable Greek authors of this century whose works are still extant, and of these it is a safe statement to make, that Arrian is the best of them all, with the single exception of Lucian.


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

Death of Philip and Accession of Alexander. Alexander destroys the City of the Getae. Eevolt of Clitns and Glaucias 18 VI. Eevolt of Thebes September, e. Alexander crosses the Hellespont and visits Troy. Alexander at the Tomb of Achilles. Battle of the Granicus B. Arrangement of the Hostile Armies Description of the Battle of the Granicus Defeat of the Persians.

Alexander in Sardis and Ephesus Siege of Halicamassus 61 viii Contents. Treason of Alexander, Son of Aeropua Alexander in Phrygia and Pisidia Capture of Mitylene by the Persians. The Persians capture Tenedus. Alexander at the Tomb of Sardanapalus. Alexander advances to Myriandrus. Alexander changes the Disposition of his Forces.

Battle of Issus 99 XI.

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Kind Treatment of Darius’s Family. Anabaeis of Macedonian Deserters into Egypt. Darius’s Letter, and Alexander’s Reply. Alexander’s Treatment of the Captured Greek Ambas- sadors. The Worship of Hercules in Tyre. Speech of Alexander to his Officers The Siege of Tyre XX. Tyre Besieged by Sea as well as Land Siege of Tyre Contents. Capture of Tyre XXV.

The Offers of Darius rejected. Alexander visits the Temple of Ammon.


The Oasis of Ammon V. Passage of the Euphrates and Tigris Description of Darius’s Army at Arbela. Rejection of Parmenio’s Advice XI. Tactics of the Opposing Generals Defeat of anabasiis Persians and Pursuit of Darius. Escape of Darius into Media. Defeat of Ariobarzanes and Capture of Persepolis. Darius pursued into Media and Parthia. March through the Caspian Gates Darius is Assassinated by Bessus Reflections on the Pate of Darius. Expedition against the Mardians Anabbasis and Parmenio put to Death.

Alexander crosses the Hindu-Koosh.

Rebellion of tiie Sogdianians Defeat of the Scythians beyond the Tanais. Spitamenes destroys a Macedonian Detachment VI. Spitamenes driven into the Desert VII. The Murder of CUtus. Alexander’s grief for Clitus X. Dispute between Callisthenes and Anaxarchus XI.

Callisthenes Opposes the Proposal to honour Alexander by Prostration. Callisthenes refuses to Prostrate himself. Conspiracy of the Pages Execution of Callisthenes and Hermolaus. Alliance with the Scythians and Chorasmians. Defeat and Death of Spitamenes Oxyartes Besieged in the Sogdiaji Rock. Magnanimous Treatment of the F amil y of Anabwsis. Capture of the Rock of Chorienes Operations against the Aspasians Defeat of the Aspasians.

Alexander at Nysa II. Alexander at Nysa III. Digression about India V. Mountains and Eivers of Asia VI. Method of Bridging Eivers.

The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian

March from the Indus to the Hydaspes. Porus obstructs Alexander’s Passage. Alexander and Porus at the Hydaspes. Alexander’s Stratagem to get across Passage of the Hydaspes Passage of the Hydaspes XIV.

The Battle at the Hydaspes. Arrangements of Porus XVI. Losses of the Combatants. Conquest of the Glausians. Advance beyond the Hydraotes Invasion of the Land of the Cathaeans. wnabasis

Capture of Sangala XXV. The Army refuses to Advance.