Synopses & Reviews
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 therefrom, was to be a supplement.
A student of Epictetus, Arrian took notes at his lectures and published them (in eight books of which we have four, The Discourses) and also the Encheiridion or Manual of Epictetus. Both works are available in the Loeb Epictetus edition.
The Loeb Classical Library edition of Arrian is in two volumes.
The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian (ca. 95-175 BCE) is the best extant account of Alexander the Great's adult life. A description of India and of Nearchus' voyage thence, was to be a supplement.
Bibliography, v. 1: p. lxxxii-lxxxiv.
About the Author
Arrian (Flavius Arrianus), of the period ca. AD 95175, was a Greek historian and philosopher of Nicomedia in Bithynia. Both a Roman and an Athenian citizen, he was governor of the Roman province ofCappadocia 132137, and repelled an invasion of the Alani in 134. He retired then to Athens (where he was archon in 148149) and later to Nicomedia.
Table of Contents
Abbreviations And Short Titles
Anabasis Of Alexander
16. Dionysus, Heracles And India
17. Indian Questions
18. From Patala To Pura
19. Military Questions
20. Alexander And Indian Sophists
21. Arrian And The Amazons
22. The Embassies At Babylon
23. The Last Phase
24. Prosopographical Data In Arrian
25. Nearchus's Voyages
26. Mesopotamian Rivers
27. Arrian's Speeches And Letters
28. Date And Character Of Arrian's Work