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Headword: Ἀρριανός
Adler number: alpha,3868
Translated headword: Arrianos, Arrianus, Arrian
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Nicomedia,[1] an Epictetan philosopher;[2] known as "the new Xenophon". He was in Rome during the reigns of the emperors Hadrian and Marcus [Aurelius] and Antoninus, and garnered honors even so far as becoming a consul himself, just as Heliconius says,[3] through the excellence of his education. He wrote a great multitude of books.[4]
Greek Original:
Ἀρριανός, Νικομηδεὺς, φιλόσοφος Ἐπικτήτειος, ὁ ἐπικληθεὶς νέος Ξενοφῶν. ἦν δὲ ἐν Ῥώμῃ ἐπὶ Ἀδριανοῦ καὶ Μάρκου καὶ Ἀντωνίνου τῶν βασιλέων, καὶ ἀξιωμάτων μεταλαβὼν καὶ μέχρις αὐτοῦ τοῦ ὑπατεῦσαι, καθά φησιν Ἑλικώνιος, διὰ τὴν τῆς παιδείας δεξιότητα. ἔγραψε δὲ βιβλία παμπληθῆ.
Notes:
c.86-160 CE. See generally OCD(4) p.169, s.v. 'Arrian (Lucius Flavius Arrianus'.
[1] In Bithynia.
[2] For Epictetus see epsilon 2424.
[3] epsilon 851, presumably.
[4] Wholly surviving: the Anabasis of Alexander, in 7 books, and its companion-piece the Indika; On Hunting. (Both of these titles, and subjects, take Xenophon as a model.) Partially surviving or lost: Affairs after Alexander; Bithyniaka, 8 books; Parthika, 17 books; Periplous; On Tactics; Order of Battle against the Alans.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 July 2001@14:38:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented and modified notes; added keywords) on 13 July 2001@06:30:06.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 11 April 2012@10:05:05.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 July 2014@03:09:18.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@04:28:53.

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