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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Oxford University Press, Nicomsdia are eight extant works cf. The work was also translated into French by M. To Arrian, it seemed that all his life had been a prelude to the writing of this work: The Age of the Successors. A fragment describing a plan of battle against the Alani was found in Milan around the 17th century which was thought at that time to belong to the History.

His parents must have been well to do, because they were Roman citizens. This was the normal career, and it may be assumed that Arrian occupied these positions, but it must be stressed that there is no positive evidence that he was either quaestor or aedile.

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Usually, the next step was the quaestorshipwhich was held at the age of twenty-five when one had a very powerful patron, and the aedileshiptwo years later. NicomediaBithyniaAnatolia.

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Ancient Military Writing and its Heritage Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Arrian was also known of by Aulus Gellius. Arrian also wrote a book on the Events after Alexander. Jicomedia text is known from a summary by the Byzantine patriarch Photius c.


English Choose a language for shopping. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Arrian must have caught the eye of the Roman governor of Greece, Gaius Avidius Nigrinus, and was one of his advisors in a boundary dispute that is known from an inscription from Delphi.

If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. It has been argued that he was active as a cavalry officer in Noricum modern Bavariabecause he knows this quiet region very well. A work of eight books, Bibliotheca via Photius states it is the fourth to have been written by Arrian. The governor of Cappadocia took his two legions XV Apollinaris stationed at Satala and XII Fulminata stationed in Melitene into the field and defeated the invaders before they could become dangerous.

History is treated in a number of articles. If he stayed in his home country, he survived the earthquake that destroyed Nicomedia in Arrian served in the Roman army and was appointed by the emperor Hadrian to be legate of the province of Cappadocia ad — On the other hand, the man from Bithynia was later given the command of two legions, which means that he had more than a passing military experience.

Religious Context of Early Christianity: Studia Classica et Orientalia forthcoming. Arrian read philosophy in Nicopolis, where the famous philosopher Epictetus c. ArrianLatin in full Lucius Flavius Arrianusborn c.

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History of the Diadochi or Events after Alexander is arruan work originally of ten books; a commentary on this work was fo by Photius FW Walbank, p. Arrian, on the other hand, admires Alexander, although he is too much of a philosopher to ariran completely uncritical. The Ars Tactica of Arrian: Yarshater, The Cambridge History of Iran: The city, modern Izmit, was the capital of ancient Bithynia and one of the foremost towns of early Christianity.


When he retired, Arrian went to live in Athens, where he became archon sometime during or EJ chinnock shows, he retired to Nicomedia and was appointed priest to Demeter and Persephone while there. A lost work of seventeen books, fragments of Parthica were maintained by the Suda and Stephen of Byzantium.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Latin Word Study Tool: Please note that our editors niccomedia make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. His best-known work is the Anabasiswhich deals with Alexander the Great. A Social and Institutional History, p. In respect of his birth date, sources provide similar dates for his birth; within a few years prior to 90, 89, and 85—90 AD.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. In these years, he was also initiated in the Mysteries of Eleusis near Athens.

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