Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. 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. Links to translation of Arrian: Anabasis, by E. Iliff Robson.
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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. Moreover, they are both more worthy of credit, because they compiled their histories after Alexander’s death, when neither com- pulsion was used nor reward offered them to write anything different from anqbasis really occurred.
A complete index of Proper Names has been added, and the quantities of the vowels marked for the aid of the English Rarian. And yet Alexander neither accom- panied another man’s expedition, nor did he in flight from the Great King overcome those who obstructed his march down to the sea.
Alexander Marches to Miletus. Then Demaratus, a man of Corinth, one of his personal Companions, gave him his own spear ; which anabazis had no sooner taken than seeing Mithridates, the son-in-law of Darius, riding far in front of the others, and leading with him a body of cavalry arranged like a wedge, he rode on in front of the others, and hitting at the face of Mithridates with his spear, struck him to the ground.
I have noticed as many of his deviations from Attic Greek constructions as I thought suitable to a work of this kind. Revolt of Clitus and Glaudas. The Attic writers adopted this method of determining dates. Alexander therefote was seized with convulsions, accompanied with high fever anaasis continuous sleeplessness. He therefore went on board the fleet himself. This Amyntas was put to death by Alexander soon after his accession.
For whoever I may be, this I know about myself, that there is no need for me to assert my name, for it is not unknown to men ; nor is it needful for me to say what my native land and family are, or if I have held any public office in my own country. On the division of Alexander’s empire he received Phrygia, Lyoia, and Pamphylia. Greek historian and senator of the Roman anabadis, author of several historical studies.
Capture of Aspendus and Side. Besides, it is anabasiis that anabasks parts of the stream are deep, ‘and you see that these banks are steep and in some places abrupt.
As she herself was of the prophetic race, she instructed him to returji to the very spot and offer sacrifice to Zeus the king. When these were attacked with missiles, they did not stand their ground, but abandoned the position.
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The design of this sacrifice was, that his disembarking in Asia might be more fortunate than that of Protesilaus had been. But the answer of the Celts turned out quite contrary to his expectation ; for, as they dwelt so far away from Alexan- der, inhabiting districts difBcult anabasjs access, and as they saw he was about to set out in another direction, they said anabqsis were afraid that the sky would some time or other fall down upon them.
But in my opinion the narratives of Ptolemy and Aristobulus are more worthy of credit than the rest; Aristobulus, because he served under king Alexander in his expedition, and Ptolemy, not only because he accompanied Alexander in his expedition, but also because he was himself a king afterwards, and falsification of facts would have been more disgraceful to him than to any other man. Alexander resolves to Return. Photius mentions among Arrian’s historical- works: Dispute between Callisthenes and Anaxarchus XI.
The Anabasis of Alexander
He forthwith took the archers, the regiments of javelin-throwers, and the lighter hoplites, and led them against those who were guarding the pass. It is a comparatively easy thing to give a paraphrase of a foreign work, presenting the general drift of the original ; but no one, unless he has himself tried it, can understand the difficulty of trans- lating a classical Author correctly without omission or mutilation. Then ensued a violent struggle on the part of the cavalry, on the one.
A small work by Arrian on the Chase, forms a supplement to Xenophon’s book on the same subject. Though inspired with admiration for his hero, aanbasis author evinces impartiality and freedom from hero-worship.
Alexander’s Dealings -with Athens. Description of the Battle of the Oraidcus. He was, however, soon afterwards put to death by the order of his rival. Joy of the Soldiers at Alexander’s Eecovery. Alexander in Phrygia and Pisidia Battle of Issus 99 XI. The anabasiis literary efforts of Arrian were philosophical.
Battle of the Granicus B. But Alexander himself remained behind at Bphesus, where he offered a sacrifice to Artemis and conducted a procession in her honour with the whole of his army fully armed and marshalled for battle. Consequently this Alexander was arrested and kept under guard. Rejection of Parmenio’s Advice. Before the arrival of Alexander, he had succeeded in checking the advance of Parmenio and Callas.
Three thousand were slain in the flight ; few of them were taken prisoners, both because there was a dense wood in front of the river, and the approach of night deprived the Macedonians of certainty in their pur- suit.