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  Arrian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arrian was born in the coastal town of Nicomedia (now Izmit), the capital of the Roman province of Bithynia, in what is now north-western Turkey, about 70 km from Byzantium (now Istanbul).
Arrian was able to use sources which are now lost, such as the contemporary works by Callisthenes (the nephew of Alexander's tutor Aristotle), Onesicritus, Nearchus and Aristobulus.
Arrian was in any case primarily a military historian, and here he followed his great model (from whom he earned his nickname), the terse and narrowly-focused soldier-historian Xenophon.
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 Arrian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Arrian studied philosophy in Nicopolis, Epirus, under the Stoic philosopher Epictetus, and wrote two books about the philosopher's teachings.
Arrian was able to use sources which are now lost, such as the contemporary works by Callisthenes (the nephew of Alexander's tutor Aristotle), Onescritus, Nearchus and Aristobulus, and the slightly later work of Cleitarchus.
Arrian was in any case primarily a military historian, and here he followed his great model and namesake, the terse and narrowly-focussed soldier-historian Xenophon.
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 ARRIAN - LoveToKnow Article on ARRIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Arrian spent a considerable portion of his time at hens, where he was archon 147148.
Arrians chief thorities were, as he tells us, Aristobulus of Cassandreia and olemy, son of Lagus (afterwards king of Egypt), who both companied Alexander on his campaigns.
Arrians gle is simple, lucid and manly; but his language, though pure, esents some peculiarities.
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 Indica (Arrian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because Arrian was in part cribbing from a primary source, Arrian manages to be quite accurate despite being at a several hundred year remove from the events he describes.
Arrian also drew on a number of other ancient writers, including Eratosthenes and, most notably, Megasthenes (whose own book was also named Indica).
For though Arrian is not always accurate regarding the ‘’details’’ of his stories, he is rather close to the truth on the ‘’existence’’ of the things he describes.
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 Arrian of Nicomedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Lucius Flavius Arrianus -or Arrian, as he is usually called in the English language- was born in Nicomedia, one of the Greek towns in the Roman empire, between 85 and 90 CE.
Arrian must have caught the eye of the Roman governor of Greece, Caius Avidius Nigrinus, and was one of his advisors in a boundary dispute that is known from an inscription from Delphi.
To Arrian, it seemed that all his life had been a prelude to the writing of this work: in the prologue, he says that to him, the literary activity was his country and his family and his countless public offices, and had been right from his youth.
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 Alexander the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After his visit to the Oracle of Ammon at Siwa, according to five historians of antiquity (Arrian, Curtius, Diodorus, Justin, and Plutarch), rumors spread that the Oracle had revealed Alexander's father to be Zeus, rather than Philip.
Arrian mentions large shields (the aspis), but this is disputed, as it is difficult to wield both a large pike and a large shield at the same time.
Arrian is mostly interested in the military aspects, while Curtius veers to a more private and darker Alexander.
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 Alexander the Great - Sources
ALL we know of Arrian is derived from the notice of him in the “Bibliotheca” of Photius, who was Patriarch of Constantinople in the ninth century, and from a few incidental references in his own writings.
These lectures were published by Arrian, under the title of “Discourses of Epictetus,” in eight books, the first four only of which have come down to us.
Another lost work of Arrian on the life and death of Epictetus is mentioned by Simplicius in the beginning of his Commentary on the Encheiridion.
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 Arrian - Crystalinks
Arrian was born in Nicomedia (now Izmit), the capital of the Roman province of Bithynia, in what is now north-western Turkey.
The battle as a victory of a Roman infantry heavy force against armored barbarian cavalry stands in stark contrast to the disaster at Adrianople in 378.
Arrian was in any case primarily a military historian, and here he followed his great model and namesake, the terse and narrowly-focused soldier-historian Xenophon.
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 Arrian Stallion Page
Arrian is a 16.2 hand, dark bay Elite Hanoverian Stallion born in 1992.
Arrian received his first public notice in Der Hannoveraner which stated that he "captivated his audience with his outstanding trot" at his 1994 Korung in Verden.
Since Arrian has been here he has demonstrated much potential as a hunter and was last shown by our trainer Verena Stock at the American Royal in Kansas City last year in First Year Green Working Hunters - he was third in the Classic at that level for the Region.
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 Arrian Campaigns of Alexander (Anabasis) Summary
Arrian was from Nicomedia in Bithynia (NW Asia Minor near Byzantium).
Arrian was made governor of Cappadocia and had command of two Roman legions during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.
Arrian does not attempt to analyze why Alexander did what he did, nor does he provide much character study or the antecedents of the war.
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 The 'good' sources on Alexander the Great
Lucius Flavius Arrianus -or Arrian, as he is usually called in the English language- was born in Nicomedia, one of the Greek towns in the Roman empire, in c.87 CE.
Like Cleitarchus, Arrian tried to give some sort of assessment of Alexander, but his opinion is the opposite of Cleitarchus', who had presented the Macedonian king as a young prince who had been corrupted by his constant success.
It is a tribute to the quality of these works and their author, that modern scholarship usually follows Arrian, who personifies the 'good' tradition, and adds details from the authors of the 'vulgate' tradition.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Campaigns of Alexander (Classics S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Arrian had himself been a military commander, and his record of the exploits of the world's greatest conqueror reveals sympathy for his subject, without the adulation or contempt which so often mar other histories of the time.
Arrian's sources were "Alexander's men", but he is a true historian, not a mere compiler; presenting a fair, clear report about a man who was worshipped as a god in his own lifetime.
The account Arrian gives is pro-Alexander and a biased account on the truth, but this is just how it is. The book itself is very helpful, with good footnotes for details, and a helpful map section at the back.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97.4.7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
These three are grouped together by Arrian, out of historical context, for literary and moralising effect ("The whole digression serves the function of a sermon on the evils of intemperance...", 8).
Much of the material on Arrian as writer and the primary sources for Alexander is treated in the introduction to volume I and supplemented by B.'s thought-provoking study, From Arrian to Alexander (Oxford 1989).
Even Arrian, at this point, uses at least one source in addition to Aristoboulos and Ptolemy, the latter often assumed not to have discussed the incident.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1997/97.04.07.html   (2254 words)

 UK Indymedia - Sheffield People Campaign Against the Deportation of Mohammad Arrian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mohammad Arrian, who has been living in Sheffield for the last three years, is scheduled to be deported back to Afghanistan on 17th January despite concerns that his life is danger if he returns.
On Saturday 7th January, family, friends, colleagues and supporters of Mohammad Arrian assembled outside Sheffield Town Hall to express their belief that Mohammad is in grave danger if he returns to Afghanistan and to demonstrate their support for his right to asylum and to stay with his family in Sheffield.
The family of Mohammad Arrian is meeting Mr Caborn again on 12th January, and there is some last minute hope of a meeting with Tony McNulty the Minister for Immigration.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/2006/01/331000.html   (602 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Great expectations
He was delighted, according to Arrian, when the Macedonian whom he appointed governor of Persia "liked Oriental ways, adopted Median dress, learned the Persian language and took to living as the Persians lived".
Arrian reports that he was given a letter saying his doctor was about to poison him, just as the doctor had handed him a cup of medicine.
Pressfield brilliantly illustrates Arrian's description of Alexander's successful strategy, which was to draw off Darius's cavalry at an oblique angle and then concentrate his forces in a single wedge, charging straight at the Persian king.
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 Arrian (c. 80 A.D. - 160 A.D.)
Epictetus wrote nothing; it is to Arrian that we owe the record of his conversations, and his manual of conduct.
Arrian set himself to be to Epictetus what Xenophon had been to Socrates.
The principal work which has come down to us is his history of Alexander's campaign in Asia, which he compiled from contemporary memoirs written by Ptolemy and Aristobulus, who served under Alexander.
www.usefultrivia.com /biographies/arrian_001.html   (149 words)

 Amazon.com: The Campaigns of Alexander (Penguin Classics): Books: Arrian,J. R. Hamilton,Aubrey De Selincourt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Arrians' account of the exploits of the Macedonian is widely considered the most accurate biography of Alexander from antiquity.
The rap on Arrian is that he displays a sound grasp of Alexander's military exploits and of his character, but is too forgiving when it comes to Alexander's faults and glosses over other issues.
Arrian's account of Alexander is the best ancient source, though he is a bit of an apologist for the actions of Alexander, so dont believe ALL that Arrian says.
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 Ptolemy I Soter’s self-promotion in his history of Alexander the Great
Another one of Ptolemy’s deed was the brazen theft of Alexander’s corpse and its eventual relocalization to Memphis, then Alexandria.[3] But the most important part of his career to historians was the now-lost history he wrote of his tribulations with Alexander.
This is definitely the sort of story that a man would be admired for in those days, and in Roman times we know of the spolia opima given to the victor of just that sort of combat.
Maybe this appealed to the military leader in Arrian and that is why he put this episode in the Anabasis.
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 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age: Tutorial Questions
When you decide to hand in a short paper based on a particular week's topic, you should write on the overall interpretative question, using the individual questions as a guide as to what ought to be discussed.
Arrian claims this action "brought him as much credit as anything else he did".
In the same way that Arrian's editorialising "framed" his account of the attempted introduction of proskynesis, interpreting it as deification, Athenaeus "frames" his discussion of Demetrius and the Athenians.
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 Alibris: Arrian
A student of Epictetus, Arrian took notes at his lectures and published them (in eight books of which we have four, "The Discourses) and also the...
Arrian's Peripus Ponti Euxini affords us a unique insight into the cultural and political background of the early second century
The remaining multitude of Darius's light-armed and heavy-armed infantry was marshalled by nations to an unserviceable depth and placed behind the Grecian mercenaries and the Persian army arranged in phalanx.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.11.19   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
What I wanted to know in addition was how far Arrian's self-fashioning as a Graeco-Roman Xenophon (right down to claiming his name as one of his own) is a typical second-sophistic trope.
Does Arrian (or for that matter Pollux, Oppian and Nemesianus) really give a damn about the finer points of hunting lore, or are all these parasitic hunting manuals part of the generic armoury which the soldier-scholar has to unlock in order to fashion his image correctly?
Swain sets Arrian's explicit self-fashioning as a new Xenophon (in On Hunting with Hounds and Formation against the Alans) next to his implied self-construction as a new Homer for Alexander (in the 'Xenophontic' Anabasis of Alexander).
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 Arrian: Anabasis, Books 1-4, History of Alexander, Volume 1 (Loeb Classical Library) - PowerBookSearch!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Arrian's "Anabasis of Alexander in seven books is the best account we have of Alexander's adult life.
A student of Epictetus, Arrian took notes at his lectures and published them (in eight books of which we have four, The Discourses) and also the Encheiridion or Manual of Epictetus.
The Loeb Classical Library edition of Arrian is in two volumes.
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 Alexander the Great -- Bibliography
The vulgate's main value is that, where Arrian's text depends on biased sources describing Alexander in non critical manner, it portrays him often loosing self-control, hard drinking, etc..
It is interesting that for some episodes the vulgate is more adequate than Arrian, but its descriptions have to be weighed carefully, while it is simply not correct to rely on one author and ignore the other sources.
ARRIAN, Anabasis and Indica, especially in the edition FLAVIUS ARRIANUS, Arrian (1976-), a revised text and translation with introduction, notes, and appendixes by P.A. BRUNT, in the "Loeb Classical Library" edition.
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