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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Alexander therefore led back his ships, and determined to cross the Ister and march against qnabasis Getae, who dwelt on the othe? For the pillars compare Herodotus ii. Want to Read saving…. Langarus was rewarded by Alexander with the greatest honours, and received from him the giEts which were considered most valuable in the eyes of the king of the Macedonians.

Mountains and Rivers of Asia. In many parts this book agrees nearly verbally with the larger work of Aelian on the same subject ; but; Leo Tactions vii. Exploration of the Caspian.

Of the Persian cavalry only about IjOOO were killed ; for Alexander did not pursue them far, but turned aside to attack the Greek mercen- aries, the main body of whom was still remaining where it was posted at first.

Hal Johnson rated it really liked it Nov 19, They resolved to occupy the Cadmea with a garrison ; to raze the city to the ground; to distribute among themselves all the territory, except what was dedicated to the gods ; and to sell into slavery the women and children, and as many of alexandfi males as survived, except those who were priests or priestesses, and those who were bound to Philip or Alexander by the ties of hospi- tality or had been public agents of the Macedonians.

We learn from Lucian [Macrobioi, c. The Companions thought that for- merly he had not resolved wisely in confiding the best part of his cavalry to a faithless man, and that now it was advisable to put him out ‘ of the way as speedily as possible, before he became even more popular alrxandri the Thessalians and should try to eff’eot some revolutionary plan with their aid.

Retrieved from ” https: Alexander therefore held off from the fugitives, and took their city by storm- Of those with him. The archers, who were the first to approach, were put to rout, inasmuch as they were insufficiently armed; but the Agrianians stood their ground, for the Macedonian phalanx was already drawing near, at the head of which Alexander himself was seen. Defeat of the Mallians at the river Hydraotes. Much geographical and other material has also been gathered from Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny, and Ammianus; and the allusions to the places which are also mentioned in the Old Testament are given from the Hebrew.


Refresh and try again. Defeat or Olitus and Glaucias. All we know of Arrian is derived from the notice of him in the Bibliotheca of Photiuswho was Patriarch of Constantinople in the ninth anabassi, and from a few alecandri references in his own writings. The two chief sources from which he drew his narrative were the histories written by Ptolemy, son of Lagus, and Aristobulus, son of Aristobulus, both of whom were officers in Alexander’s army.

For he ordered them to give him their most influential men as hostages, to hand over the horses which they had formerly agreed to give him, to pay talents instead of alexandir, to obey the viceroy appointed by him, and to pay an annual tribute to the Macedonians. L similar stratagem was used by Lysander at Aegospotami, b.

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They were very formidable to the Eomans in the reigns of Augustus and Domitian. After this the Persians sailed away from Miletus without effecting anything. After Alexander’s death Meleager resisted the claim of Perdiecas to the regency, and was associated with him in the office. While he was still at Mallus, he was informed that Darius was encamped with all his forces at Sochi, a place in the land of Assyria, distant about two days’ march from alexadri Assyrian Gates.

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To all of them he gave ajabasis of amity, and received pledges from them in return. Neither of these histories has sur- vived, but they served Arrian as the groundwork for the composition of his own alexxandri. As they were nimble and well-acquainted with the locality, they effected their alexanxri without difficulty ; whereas the Macedonians, on account of the heaviness of their arms and their ignorance of the roads, durst not pursue them vigorously.

Campaign against the Mallians continued. But the cavalry were no use to him in a place so rough and unfavourable. Hearing this, Alexander led his cavalry and the lightest of his light infantry to Tarsus with a forced march ; consequently Arsames, hearing of his start, fled with speed from Tarsus to King Darius without inflicting any injury upon the city.


Not a few, moreover, were taken prisoners.

The number varied from ten to twelve. Alexander changes the Disposition of his Forces. March through the Caspian Gates On the division of the empire after Alexander’s death, Ptolemy obtained the kingdom of Egypt, which he transmitted to his descendants. It was Buspeoted that alexahdri Olympias and her son Alexander were implicated in the plot.

Only fragments anabasi this and the Parthica remain. At Tarsus the emperor Julian was buried. Taking all these things into con- sideration, he declared that he did not think that it was a suitable time for fighting a sea-battle; and for his part, he expounded the divine omen in alexaandri different way.

It is not to be confused with Anabasis, the best-known work of the Athenian military leader and author Xenophon from the 5th-4th century BC. When he heard of their starting, he wheeled round again, and, marphing against them, surprised them just ‘ Perhaps Neapolis and Eion, which were the harbours of Philippi and Amphipolis.

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Consequently this Alexander was arrested and kept under guard. They also appointed Diogenes, one of the exiles, to be despot of the city, and exacted money from the Mityle- naeans, taking parb of it by violence for themselves from the wealthy citizens, and laying the anabazis as a tax upon the community.

Alex- ander was purged by the draught, and his illness then took a favourable turn. Callisthenes refuses to Prostrate himself. Campaign against the Malhans xii Contents. Battle with the Triballians. For he thought that if Myndus were his own, it would be no small help in the siege of Halicarnassus ; moreoverj an ofiFer to surrender had been made by the Myndians if he would approach the town secretly, under the cover of night.

They also received much damage from the light-armed troops who were mingled with the cavalry.