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Headword: *)arriano/s
Adler number: alpha,3868
Translated headword: Arrianos, Arrianus, Arrian
Vetting Status: high
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:
*)arriano/s, *nikomhdeu\s, filo/sofos *)epikth/teios, o( e)piklhqei\s ne/os *cenofw=n. h)=n de\ e)n *(rw/mh| e)pi\ *)adrianou= kai\ *ma/rkou kai\ *)antwni/nou tw=n basile/wn, kai\ a)ciwma/twn metalabw\n kai\ me/xris au)tou= tou= u(pateu=sai, kaqa/ fhsin *(elikw/nios, dia\ th\n th=s paidei/as decio/thta. e)/graye de\ bibli/a pamplhqh=.
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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