Alexander the Great

Author: Arrian,,Martin Hammond,John Atkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199587248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 5313

Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index.

Alexander the Great in Arrian’s ›Anabasis‹

Author: Vasileios Liotsakis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110659972

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 9313

Arrian’s Alexandrou Anabasis constitutes the most reliable account at our disposal about Alexander the Great's campaign in Asia. However, whereas the work has been thoroughly studied as a historical source, its literary qualities have been relatively neglected, with no autonomous monograph existing on this matter. Vasileios Liotsakis fills this gap in the studies of Alexander the Great’s literary tradition, by offering the first monograph on Arrian’s compositional strategies. Liotsakis focuses on the narrative techniques and verbal choices, through which Arrian allows praise and criticism to intermingle in his portrait of the Macedonian king. His main point of argument is that Arrian systematically exploits an abundance of narrative means (military descriptions, presentation of peoples, march-narratives, anachronies, and epic elements) in order to draw the reader’s attention not only to Alexander’s intellectual skills but also to the fact that the king was gradually corrupted by his success. This book puts Arrian’s literary contrivances under the microscope, sheds new light on unexplored aspects of the Anabasis’ narrative arrangement, and contributes to the studies of Alexander’s prosopography in Classical historiography.

The Campaigns of Alexander

Author: Arrian,J. R. Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140442537

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 2173

Generally reliable account of the life, character, and military operations of the great conqueror by the second-century A.D. Greek historian and military administrator for the Romans

Sources for Alexander the Great

Author: N. G. L. Hammond,Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521432641

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 6585

This 1993 book attempts to analyse and evaluate in detail the sources of information that the ancient writers Plutarch and Arrian drew on.

The Landmark Arrian

Author: James S. Romm

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400079675

Category: History

Page: 503

View: 5381

During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description

Alexander The Great

Author: James S. Romm,Pamela Mensch

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603843337


Page: 224

View: 8139

Comprised of relevant selections from the writings of four ancient historians, this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in the life of Alexander the Great. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War through Alexander's conquest of Asia, and provides an assessment of Alexander's historical importance, as well as a survey of the central controversies surrounding his personality, aims and intentions. Includes a timeline, maps, bibliography, glossary, and index.

Arrian: Alexander the Great

Author: Arrian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521281959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 1931

Accessible translations for GCSE students. The translated extracts in Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, are linked by commentaries which continue the narrative and discuss points in the text needing explanation.

Alexander the Great

Author: Arrian,Quintus Curtius Rufus,Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

View: 8387

A definitive biography of the great Macedonian conqueror features writings from such ancient historians as Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus, and is timed to coincide with the release of two upcoming major motion pictures about Alexander. Original.


Author: Christopher Kolenda

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811770087

Category: Reference

Page: 480

View: 6594

The late Lt. General Harold Moore (USA, Ret.) said it's the “absolute best book on military leadership in peace and war.” This book is for military leaders who want to inspire their teams to achieve their best in combat and peacetime. This wide-ranging anthology brings together noted military minds as they examine the crucial role of leadership in combat, relate the lessons learned, and apply the principles to the stressful world of business. The book covers classic and modern concepts of leadership and uses case studies from Alexander the Great through post-9/11 wars to illustrate the principles of leadership in concrete historical contexts. The most important, most penetrating analysis of military leadership to emerge in a generation, this seminal work features leaders of the armed forces as they learn from the past and present and look toward the future. This edition is fully updated with inclusive language and chapters that speak to leading in a diverse world and organized with summary points for each chapter for a quick overview of essentials.

Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés

Author: Justin D. Lyons

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498505287

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5873

This is a biographical pairing of two of the greatest conquerors in human history, drawing its inspiration from Plutarch’s Parallel Lives. Like Plutarch, the purpose of the pairing is not primarily historical. While Plutarch covers the history of each of the lives he chronicles, he also emphasizes questions of character and the larger lessons of politics to be derived from the deeds he recounts. The book provides a narrative account both of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian Empire and Cortés’s conquest of the Aztec Empire while reflecting on the larger questions that emerge from each. The campaign narratives are followed by essays devoted to leadership and command that seek to recover the treasures of the Plutarchian approach shaped by moral and political philosophy. Analysis of leadership style and abilities is joined with assessment of character. Special emphasis is given to the speeches provided in historical sources and meditation on rhetorical successes and failures in maintaining the morale and willing service of their men.