Arrian: Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian by ArrianArrian: Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian by Arrian

Arrian: Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian

byArrianEditorJ. Gordon Lloyd

Paperback | January 29, 1982

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Accessible translations for GCSE students. The translated extracts in Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, are linked by commentaries which continue the narrative and discuss points in the text needing explanation.
Historian, philosopher, and general, Arrian was born into a wealthy Greek family in Nicomedia, in Asia Minor. He was a pupil and friend of the philosopher Epictetus, whose lectures he published at Athens. For six years, from 131 to 137, he served as governor of Cappadocia under the emperor Hadrian. It was during this time that he succe...
Title:Arrian: Alexander the Great: Selections from ArrianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 8.54 × 5.51 × 0.31 inPublished:January 29, 1982Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521281954

ISBN - 13:9780521281959

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 16


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Conquest of Asia Minor; 3. Phoenicia, Egypt and Darius' defeat; 4. Plots and intrigues at court; 5. The eastern frontier; 6. Alexander's return to Babylon and death; Index of translated extracts; Suggested books for further reading; Index; Maps and plans.