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Flavius Arrian (Flavius Arrianus)

( Ancient Greek historian was born in Nicomedia)

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(ca. 95 - OK. 180 BC)
Arrian's father belonged to the local nobility and was a Roman citizen. Arrian was a student who lived in Nikopol (Epirus), the philosopher Epictetus, who, like Socrates, talked with students, but he did not write. Recordings of these conversations Arrian subsequently published (Discourses and Manual). During the reign of Emperor Hadrian Arrian made a brilliant career. In 130 BC. he became consul, and then was governor of Cappadocia (in particular, to repel an attack Alans), after the death of Hadrian retired to Athens, where he received an honorary citizenship and was elected archon in 147-148. The most important among the surviving works of Arrian - The campaign of Alexander, where he was on the basis of reliable and critical of the sources tells mainly about the military side of the campaigns of Alexander of Macedon. Other extant works - Periplus Pontus Evksinski (description of the Black Sea), Indica (description of India, the application for the march of Alexander), tactical skill on hunting dogs. From historical works on Bithynia, Parthia, the Alans, the events following the death of Alexander, as well as treatises on physics, leaving only fragments.


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