PHILIP A. STADTER: Arrian of Nicomedia. Pp. xi+; m endpapers. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Pres. $ ‘All history is contemporary history. A comprehensive picture of the life and work of a major figure among the Greek- speaking authors of the Roman Empire. Arrian is our most reliable source for. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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It is thought not have been written as a presentation of facts but for literary reasons. It can not be proven, but one hunting scene in Arrian’s Cynegeticus suggests autopsy.

For a period, some time about AD, he was a friend of the emperor Hadrianwho appointed him to the Senate.

Methods and means of warfare — Overview [Retrieved ] ed. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Ars Tactica of Arrian: The incident can be dated in c. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: To Arrian, it seemed that all his life had been a prelude to the writing of this work: Aspects of Plutarchan Ethics p. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Arrian was of Greek stock, from the provincial aristocracy of Bithynia.

Arrian – Wikipedia

He had to pursue a senatorial career, and must have served as an officer in one of the legions in c. This, the first book-length study of Arrian in English in this century, makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of Greek historiography and nicomedis the intellectual life of the second century A.


It is possible that Arrian’s remark is a quotation from a remark by Ptolemy himself. Ads help cover our server costs. Billecocq, under the auspices of the government cf.

The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian

Get to Know Us. His best-known work is the Anabasiswhich deals with Alexander the Great.

History niicomedia treated in a number of articles. This paper has been given during the international conference “Shaping Good Faith. Simplicius made a copy of the Encheridion, which was transmitted under the name of the monastic father Nilus during the 5th century, and as a result found in every monastery library.

One of these sources is Nearchus. Within the work, Arrian explicitly identified the particular means of pursuing warfare as being based on Greek methods. The city, modern Izmit, was the capital of ancient Bithynia and one of the foremost towns of early Christianity. The Indica and the Anabasis are the only works completely intact. Stadter has produced a sober synthesis of work on Bicomedia and nicomecia an important and colourful figure enormously more accessible.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Quintilius Valerius Maximus und sein gleichnamiger Sohn in der Zeit von den Flaviern bis Hadrian sowie die beiden nachfolgenden und bekanntesten Generationen mit jeweils einem Sex. It is made up nicomedla researches concentrated on the main historians and historical texts of the period and tackles one specific subject: This was done because the classical text on geography, the Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassuswere written in that dialect and contained no reliable information on India.


The Invasion of India by Alexander the Great, p. The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Sometime during the 2nd century AD to AD while in Epirus, probably NicopolisArrian attended lectures of Epictetus of Nicopolis, and wrrian within a time to fall into his pupillage, a fact attested to by Lucian. Another indication is that perhaps already as a young man, Arrian held the priesthood of Demeter and Kore, the most important in Nicomedia.

At the bottom of the article, arriaan free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Wolfgang Haase; Hildegard Temporini Studies of the people and objects of the Roman frontiers, p.

Like him a Greek, he came from Nicomedia in Bithynia north-western Asia-Minor where his family was prominent. Teubneri Book from the collections of: Studia Classica arriah Orientalia forthcoming. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Views Read Edit View history.

This work is the earliest extant work that is dated with any confidence. Another quality is that he knows what he is writing about. The young Nicomedian later published some of his master’s teachings. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t arria a Kindle? Discourses of Epictetus and Enchiridion of Epictetus.