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Arrian: Anabasis of Alexander [1]
 0434992364, 9780434992362

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CONTENTS Pksfatokv Notb AHAAAtlf or

Book I Book II Book III Book IV

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PREFATORY NOTE Thb text of this editkm it that of Dobner, ele passage on the Macedonian army, modifying certain riews of his earlier pamphlet. AtmemM TmeHam (and others), translated hi this Library, will give aomc help, but most be osed with caution. do not eiaetly rcprseant onr period

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Alexander's rontcs are for the most part easy to It Is not always so eaay to see why ne choae Ida Great interest has been recently aroused by Sir Aurel Stein's poblicatkm (hi Otegmpkieml Jomrn&i fn so far up the Indus appeait umeeeasarT ; and one may br ratlicr inclined to suspect toat Alexander went northward feeling his waj fat some valley or pass which he did not discover; was held up by some militant trilie, which manned its Acropoliji. and took r a good deal longer to " smoke out *' tiian .\ had expected. He returns southward, and hi y followers have to excuse both the dlverskxi and thr check br inventing particular reasons why Alexander should have dcsiiea to storm this particular rock. Perhaps all we can say is that, of Arrian is precise. Sir Aurel Stein is ahnost eertainly accurate in his diofee of the site.

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