(c. 86 - c. 160)

A historian and philosopher of the second century Roman Empire, Arrian is best known as the author of The Anabasis of Alexander, describing Alexander the Great’s military campaigns. Over the course of his life, Arrian served in the Roman army and was named legate of Cappadocia by the emperor Hadrian before retiring to Athens, where he focused on his literary and historical work.

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