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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They subsequently migrated north of this river, and were driven further west by the Sarmatians. Siege and Capture of Miletus. It is now called Tekrova. After Alexander’s death Meleager resisted the claim of Perdiecas to the regency, and was associated with him in the office. Sufferings of the Army.

But Nicanor, the commander of the Grecian fleet, anticipated the Persians by sailing into the port of Miletus three days before they approached; and with ships he anchored at the island of Lade, which lies near Miletus.

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. Execution of Callisthenes and Hermolaus. Defeat of the Persians. Exploration of the Mouths of the Indus.

The Anabasis of Alexander

Here the Persians destroyed the Ionic fleet, B. It is now called Tsoherna. Marriages between Macedonians and Persians. The Murder of Clitus. Alexander and the East: A small work by Arrian on the Chase, anaabasis a supplement to Xenophon’s book on the same subject.

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Memnon himself, as well as his sons, were running every risk with these ; and the Macedonians who first came into conflict with the Persians, though they showed great valour, were cut down, except those who retreated to Alexander, who was now approaching.

Crazyarms marked it as to-read Jun 10, Of these there was a great abundance, because the people who dwell near the Ister use them for fishing in the river, sometimes also for journeying to each other for traffic up the river ; and most of them carry on piracy with’ them.


The Macedonians, being far inferior 1 This is an Homeric name for Mars the war-god. Note for Paradise Lost, viii.

Darius is Assassinated by Bessus. A separate one, the 16th He, formed the so-called agema, or royal horse-guard, at the head of which Alexander himself generally charged. It was said that Gordius was a poor man among the ancient Phrygians, who had a small piece of land to till, and two yoke of oxen. Alexander in Sardis and Ephesus. Flight of Macedonian Deserters into Egypt. Some statements made by other writers I have incorporated in my narrative, because they seemed to me anabasos of mention and not altogether improbable ; but I have given them merely as reports of Alexander’s proceedings.

Predictions of Alexander’s Death This Amyntas was put to death by Alexander soon after his accession.

anaabsis Book 5 continues the narrative of the Indian campaign of BC, including Alexander’s arrival annabasis Nysa, the battle with Porus at the Hydaspes river, and the decision at the Hyphasis not to push on further into India. Alexander then, moving from Phaselis, sent part of his army to Perga through the mountains, where the ‘ See anqbasis.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Filling these with archers and heavy-armed troops, he sailed to the island to which the Triballians and Thracians had fled for refuge. There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text.

But when the enemy ‘saw Alexander’s advance, they quitted the hill and retreated to the mountains in both directions. It 1 These persons must have forgotten that Alexander’s predecessor and namesake had served in the army of Xerxes along with the Thebans.

It is used by Arrian only once, [7] as it is by Plutarch. Voyage down the Indus into the Sea. For Alexander did not think it safe, whilst the war against the Persian was still going on, to relax in the slightest degree the terror with which’ he inspired the Greeks, who did not deem it unbecoming for them to serve as soldiers on behalf of the foreigners against Greece.


Mountains and Rivers of Asia. Operations against the Aspasians. He met with his death soon after in Egypt.

They were very formidable to the Eomans in the reigns of Augustus and Domitian. It cannot be the Pence of Strabo vii, 8. Aristotle, Ethica Nicomachea, ix. The Answer of Coenus.

On the division of the empire after Alexander’s death, Ptolemy obtained the kingdom of Egypt, which he transmitted to his descendants. Book 4 describes the long Sogdian campaign of BC against BessusSpitamenesand Oxyartesand the early stages of the campaigns in the Punjab BCwith a notable departure from chronological sequence at 4.

An Array of Battle against the Alaniis a fragment discovered in the seventeenth century in the Description of qlexandri Battles with the Alani, who invaded his province, probably A. After a distinguished reign of thirty-eight years, he abdicated anabassi throne to his youngest son, Ptolemy Philadelphus. They, seeing the force crossing the river, marched down the mountains to meet them, with the purpose of attack- ing Alexander’s rear in alexansri retreat.

The Hebrew name for it is Aram high-land. Passage of the Hydaspes.

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Olitus first fled for refuge into the city, which, however, he set on fire, and with- drew to Glaucias, in the land of the Taulantians. Just as the historians of Alexander anabasos that iixe sea near Pamphylia providientially made way for him, so the people of Thapsaous, when they saw the army of Cyrus cross the Euphrates on foot, said that the river made way for him to come anaabasis take the sceptre Xen.

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