The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander

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James S. Romm
Anchor Books, 2012 - History - 503 pages

Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander, widely considered the most authoritative history of the brilliant leader’s great conquests, is the latest addition to the acclaimed Landmark series.
After twelve years of hard-fought campaigns, Alexander the Great controlled a vast empire that was bordered by the Adriatic sea to the west and modern-day India to the east. Arrian, himself a military commander, combines his firsthand experience of battle with material from Ptolemy’s memoirs and other ancient sources to compose a singular portrait of Alexander. This vivid and engaging new translation of Arrian will fascinate readers who are interested in classical studies, the history of warfare, and the origins of East­–West tensions still swirling in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan today. Enriched by the series’ trademark comprehensive maps, illustrations, and annotations, and with contributions from the preeminent classical scholars of today, The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander is the definitive edition of this essential work of ancient history.


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So let me start with saying that Alexander THE GREAT is truly deserving of “Great”. From stat to finish I was enthralled (there are parts, not so much but very few). The shear scale of battle the audacity and arrogance of the man made him one of the first greats. I mean hell he conquered the known world before he was thirty and then died before he was forty. Here it is over 2500 years later and this man is still considered to be and labeled as "THE GREAT" An excellent book if your a history nerd (like myself) an even more outstanding piece of classical ligature about one of the world first superpower leaders 


Introduction by Paul Cartledge
Editors Preface by James Romm
Chronolºgical Outline of Events in the Anabasis Alexandrou
The Campaigns in Western Asia II and Phoenicia
The Egyptian Sojourn and the Campaign against Darius
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Appendix B Greek and Macedonian Ethnicity
Alexander the Man and God?
Appendix E Alexanders Inner Circle
Appendix H Alexander at Persepolis
Appendix K Alexanders Policy of PersoMacedonian Fusion
Alexander and the Greeks
The Poisoning Rumors
Ancient Sources

Epilogue The Breakup and Decline of Alexanders Empire
Reference Maps and Directory including the Route of Alexanders Campaigns

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About the author (2012)

James Romm is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books include The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought and the forthcoming Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire.
Robert B. Strassler is an unaffiliated scholar who holds an honorary Doctorate of Humanities and Letters from Bard College and is chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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