ALEXANDER THE GREAT (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)
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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. Key Features: 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 Full notes identify historical references and allusions, and the interplay of historical and literary issues.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. Readership Those interested in Alexander the Great, classical literature, ancient history and military campaigns; students of classics, ancient history, classics in translation, military history, war studies, historiography.
- ISBN: 0199587248
- EAN: 9780199587247