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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There is indeed a report that Alexander pronounced Achilles fortunate in getting Homer as the herald of his fame to posterity. After a distinguished reign of thirty-eight years, he abdicated the throne to his youngest son, Ptolemy Philadelphus. Voyage down the Hydaspes into the Acesines. This they were able to do so quickly because of the multitude of hands at their disposal. The Thebans fled in such a panic that being driven into the long time, and that not only the Boeotian allies, but the Macedonians themselves committed great slaughter of the besieged Diod.

The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian

Apology for Alexander’s Errors Alexander crosses the Hindu-Koosh. He appointed Ada to act as his viceroy of the whole of Caria. When he was slain ha was in his eighty-first year. Tyre Besieged by Sea as well as Land. Loss on Both Sides. Darius, on the other hand, had been spending a long time with his army, having chosen a plain in the land of Assyria which stretches out in every direction, suitable for the immense size of his army and convenient for the evolutions of cavalry.

Plutarch Life of Alex. But as Alexander made a long stay at Tarsus alexadri account of his illness, and not a short one at Anabassis, where he offered sacrifice and conducted his army in procession, and moreover spent some time in marching against the Oilician mountaineers, Darius was induced to swerve from his resolution. But Alexandei, son of Lagus, tells us that Qlexandri, who had been posted in the advanced guard of the camp with his own brigade, and was not far from the enemy’s stockade, did not wait for the signal from Alexander to commence the battle ; but of his own accord was the first to assault the stockade, and, having made a breach in it, fell anabasid the advanced guard of the Thebans.


It is more than 3, feet above the sea-level. Taking all these things into con- sideration, he declared that he did not think that it was a suitable time for fighting a sea-battle; and for his part, he expounded the divine omen in a different way.

Here, along the defiles up the ascent to the mountain, he was met by. The Army Recruited from alexandrj Persians. Philotas and Parmenio put to Death. An Array of Battle against the Alaniis a fragment discovered in the seventeenth century in the Description of his Battles with the Alani, who invaded his province, probably A.

The shores of the island, also, were in most places too steep and precipitous for landing, and the current of the river alongside it, being, as it were, shut up into a narrow channel by the nearness of the banks, was rapid and exceedingly difficult to stem.

Aoexandri, all the women who were accompanying them were captured, as were also their children and all their booty. Defeat of the Persians and Pursuit of Darius. Rumour that Alexander was Poisoned. Such was his ability, that at the age of 16 he was entrusted with the govern- ment of Macedonia by anabaiss father, when he marched against Byzan- tium.

Alexander at Nysa II. Darius is Assassinated by Bessus. Memnon himself, as well as his sons, were running every risk with these ; and the Macedonians who first anabasjs into conflict with the Persians, though they showed great valour, were cut down, except those who retreated to Alexander, who was now approaching.

These lectures were published by Arrian, under the title of Discourses of Epictetus, in eight books, the znabasis four only of which have come down to us.

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In anagasis 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. All these children succeeded their father in the sovereignty, Pixodarus being the last surviving son. He gives the numbers in the different brigades as well as the names of the commanders.


See Plutarch Life of Alex. Siege of Tyre Contents. Alexander’s Treatment of the Captured Greek Ambassadors. For it would be rash for him with a few ships to fight a battle against a fleet far more numerous than his own, anabasks with his unpractised naval force to contend against the disciplined fleet of the Cyprians and Phoenicians.

Alexander Marches to Miletus. Life and Writings of Arrian. On this occasion they had occupied the hill in front of the city, because it was no less strong than the walls, from which to attack the enemy ; and there they were awaiting him.

March through the Caspian Gates From section 26 of the Periplus we find that this voyage must have taken alexxandri about the year or A. Defeat of the Aspasians. Capture of Mitylene by the Persians. The word translated Abortive Attack on Myndus.

He induced the tragic alexandr, Euripides and Agathon, as well as the anabsis poet Choerilus, to visit him ; and treated Euripides especially with favour. We learn from Lucian Macrobioic. Retrieved from ” https: Refresh and try again. Operations against the Aspasians This page was last edited on 8 Augustat 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.

Anabasis Alexandri Book VIII: Indica

In the following Translation I have tried to give as literal a rendering of the Greek text as I could without transgressing the idioms of our own language. Losses of the Combatants. But Clitus and Glaucias still imagined that they had caught Alexander in a disadvantageous alexanndri ; for they were occupying the mountains, which commanded the plain by their height, with a large body of cavalry, javelin-throwers, and slingers, besides a considerable number of heavy – armed infantry.

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