Alexander the Great: The Anabasis and the Indica

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'He was a man like no other man has ever been'So Arrian sums up the career of Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BC), who in twelve years that changed the world led his army in conquest of a vast empire extending from the Danube to the rivers of the Punjab, from Egypt to Uzbekistan, and died in Babylon at the age of 32 with furtherambitions unfulfilled.Arrian (c. 86-161 AD), a Greek man of letters who had experience of military command and of the highest political office in both Rome and Athens, set out to write the definitive account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its later companion piece the Indica . His workis now our prime and most detailed extant source for the history of Alexander, and it is a dramatic story, fast-moving like its main subject, and told with great narrative skill. Arrian admired Alexander and was fascinated by him, but was also alive to his faults: he presents a compelling accountof an exceptional leader, brilliant, ruthless, passionate, and complex.

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'He was a man like no other man has ever been'So Arrian sums up the career of Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BC), who in twelve years that changed the world led his army in conquest of a vast empire extending from the Danube to the rivers of the Punjab, from Egypt to Uzbekistan, and died in Babylon at the age of 32 with furth...

Martin Hammond has taught at St Paul's School, Harrow School, and Eton College, where he was Head of Classics from 1974 to 1980. He was Headmaster of Tonbridge School from 1990 until his retirement in 2005. He has translated Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for Penguin, and is the translator of Thucydides, Th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:March 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionSelect BibliographyChronologyTHE ANABASISTHE INDICAAppendix I: The Macedonian army: structures and terminologyAppendix II: The Macedonian and Persian courts and Imperial administrationAppendix III: Finance and linear measuresExplanatory NotesNotes on the Greek textIndexMaps