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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He appointed Ada to act as his viceroy of the whole of Caria. Prom Ilium Alexander came to Arisbe, where his entire force had encamped after crossing the Helles- pont; and on the following day he came to Percote. On the following day Alexander brought his engines up to this wall also ; and the men in the city made another sally to set them on fire.

He also ordered the shield-bearing guards to cross the river, and after them the regiments of Macedonian infantry, with instructions that, as soon as they had succeeded in cross- ing, they should draw out in rank towards the left, so that the phalanx of men crossing might appear compact at once.

The best editions of the Anabasis are the following: Description of the Battle of the Oraidcus. Besides editing these philosophical works, Arrian ‘ Cf. However, he ordered Charidemus alone of the men whom he had demanded as prisoners and who had not been given up, to go into banishment.

This is one of the most authentic and accurate of historical works.

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Kind Treatment of Darius’s Family. He granted the Solians the privilege of a democratical con- stitution ; and anbasis marched away to Tarsus, despatching the cavalry under Philotas to march through the Aleian plain to the river Pyramus.


Magnanimous Treatment of the Family of Darius. Bat the men in the anabawis stoutly defending themselves, and at akexandri same time many from Halicarnassus having already eome to their aid by sea, made it impossible for Alexander to capture Myndus by surprise or sudden assault. The Landmark edition includes extensive margin notes and maps on every other page. But Glaucias durst not advance within range of the missiles ; so that the Macedonians passed over in such safety, that not one of them lost his life ‘in the retreat.

He eventually acquired the whole of Asia Minor ; but was defeated and slain at the battle of Ipsus by the allied forces of Cassander, Lysimachus, Ptolemy, and Seleuous b. Alexander Captures the Rock and Marries Roxana. Ephialtes, the eminent Athenian exile, headed the sally, which anabasos effected by troops simultaneously issuing from all the gates at daybreak. Alexandbe Crosses the Hellespont and Visits Teot.

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Invasion of the Land of the Cathaeans. General Description of India. He not only refused to surrender Pyrrhus to Cassander, but marched into Epirus and placed the hoy, when twelve years of age, upon the throne, leaving him imder the care of guardians, B.

But, as they were just drawing near, Alexander rushed forth with his own division, and alexandr phalanx raised the battle-cry, as if about to advance through the river.

Some statements made by other writers I have incorporated in my narrative, because they seemed to me worthy of mention and not altogether improbable ; but I have given them merely as reports of Alexander’s proceedings. Two other geographical works, The Periplus of the Bed Sea and The Periplus alexadnri the Euxine, formerly ascribed to Arrian, are proved to belong to a later date.


Anabasis Alexandri Book VIII: Indica

Retrieved from ” https: Defeat of Ariobarzanes and Capture of Persepolis. Storming of the Mallian Stronghold Only xlexandri of this and the Parthica remain.

Marriages between Macedonians and Persians. It 1 These persons must have forgotten that Alexander’s predecessor and namesake had served in the army of Xerxes along with the Thebans.

Arrangements of Porus XVI. At his first assault he captured that which was called the outer city ; for the garrison had evacuated it. Digression about India V. Another Omen of Alexander’s Death. Hating settled these affairs, lie returned into Macedonia.

Escape of Darius into Media.

Charidemus therefore went as an exile to King Darius in Asia. Death of Hephaestion XV. The Persians capture Tenedus. The Alani, or, Albani of the East, a tribe related to the Massagetae, were threatening to invade his province, and he made this voyage with a view of fortifying the most important strategic points; on the coast.

But he sent Philotas on a foraging expedition, with the beasts of burden from the camp and a sufficient body of cavalry to serve as a guard. Though inspired with admiration for his hero, the author evinces impartiality and freedom from hero-worship. As she herself was of the prophetic race, she instructed him to returji to the very spot and offer sacrifice to Zeus the king.

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