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Arrian's history of Alexander the Great is our most complete and reliable account of the world's greatest conqueror. Writing in the Roman Empire during the 2nd century AD, Arrian was a Greek historian, philosopher, and military commander. For this work, also known as “The Anabasis of Alexander,” he had access to many sources which are now sadly lost. Thankfully for us, he cites them by name, weighs their truthfulness and motives, and records what he believes to be the most probable story of Alexander's intentions and deeds. The result is a brilliant description of the young Macedonian prince, and of how he conquered most of the known world in just ten years. This ebook edition includes an active table of contents, reflowable text, and extensive footnotes by E. J. Chinnock on the geography, culture, and history of Alexander's world.

Table of Contents:
 • Translator’s Preface
 • Life and Writings of Arrian
 • Arrian’s Preface
 • Book I (from the Death of Philip to Alexander in Phrygia)
 • Book II (from the Capture of Mityline by the Persians to the Capture of Gaza)
 • Book III (from the Conquest of Egypt to the Capture of Bessus)
 • Book IV (from the Rebellion of the Sogdianians to the Arrival at the Indus)
 • Book V (from Alexander at Nysa to Alexander recrosses the Hydraotes and Acesines)
 • Book VI (from Preparations for a Voyage down the Indus to Peucestas appointed Viceroy of Persis)
 • Book VII (from Alexander’s Plans to Eulogy of Alexander)

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