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Published: 14 February 2013

432 Pages | 4 maps


ISBN: 9780199587247

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Alexander the Great

The Anabasis and the Indica

Martin Hammond and John Atkinson

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of Arrian's history of Alexander the Great, the prime source for our knowledge of Alexander and a compelling work of literature.
  • The only edition to include Arrian's companion piece, the Indica, a fascinating account of the voyage of Alexander's fleet under Nearchus from south India to the Persian gulf, with descriptions of the geography, customs, and natural curiosities of India.
  • Martin Hammond's engaging translation is fully alive to the literary qualities of Arrian's prose, making this the most readable and attractive modern version.
  • Introduction sets Arrian in his historical context and describes the life of Alexander as it is reflected in his work.
  • Three invaluable appendices provide a full guide to military systems, structure, and terminology.
  • Full notes identify historical references and allusions, and the interplay of historical and literary issues.
  • Maps and site plans, and a comprehensive analytical index.

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