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The author of the book: Arrian
Language: English
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The size of the: 564 KB
ISBN 13: 9781853996610
Edition: Bristol Classical Press
Date of issue: October 16th 2003
ISBN: 1853996610

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Arrian, Greek man of letters and Roman senator, and best known as a philosopher and the historian of Alexander, also enjoyed a successful political and military career, and the friendship of the emperor Hadrian. His Peripus Ponti Euxini, mixing the literary forms of a friendly letter and the traditional Greek periplus, or coastal guide, describes a tour of duty around the Black Sea undertaken in his official capacity as governor of the frontier province of Cappadocia, and contains important evidence for this crucial corner of the eastern frontier of the Empire. But it also affords us a unique insight into the cultural and political background of the early second century, from a man well placed not only to understand, but also to promote the new common imperial culture being forged by the hellenophile emperor. This new edition, with a full introduction, commentary and facing-page translation, is the first in English for nearly 200 years.

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Ebook Arrian: Periplus Ponti Euxini read Online! Arrian of Nicomedia (/ˈæriən/; Latin: Lucius Flavius Arrianus Xenophon; Greek: Ἀρριανός c. AD c. 86 – c. 160) was a Greek historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the 2nd-century Roman period. As with other authors of the Second Sophistic, Arrian wrote primarily in Attic (Indica is in Herodotus' Ionic dialect, his philosophical works in Koine Greek).

The Anabasis of Alexander is perhaps his best-known work, and is generally considered one of the best sources on the campaigns of Alexander the Great. (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.) Arrian is also considered as one of the founders of a primarily military-based focus on history. His other works include Discourses of Epictetus and Indica.

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