Letters to Arrian

For this series of posts, I read an e-book version of Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander. This was partly for ease and partly because when I started the Letters I didn’t know where my hardcopy of the book was! My hard copy, though, is the Penguin Classics (ed. Betty Radice) edition 1958, Revised 1971.

Once I found the book, I amended the by-paragraph indication of how much of the book I read in each reading session to a by-page one.

The start and finish point of the first first four posts are approximate as I first started the referencing process only after writing the fifth and sixth posts.

Also, due to a mistake on my part, Letter 6 should be read before Letter 5. See Letter 6 for more details.

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1. Disbelief and Wonder
pp. 41 – 49
2. The Fall of Thebes and Start of a Journey
pp. 49 – 66
3. Homer and the king
pp. 66 – 76
4. Life, Death and Bragging
pp. 76 – 89
5. Knots, Razors and Reversals of Fortune
pp. 103 – 115
6. Written on a True Summer’s Eve
pp. 89 – 103
7. Of Kings and Men
pp. 116 – 129
8. Heracles, Alexander’s Watchfulness, and Darius’ Second Letter
pp. 129 – 144
9. Siwah, Alexandria, and Alexander’s Caution
pp. 144 – 155
10. Friends and Gaugamela
pp. 155 – 171
11. Three Cities, and one G. K. Chesterton
pp. 171 – 186
12. A Dangerous Road
pp. 186 – 200
13. Possible Regrets and Looking to the Future
pp. 186 – 200
14. The Dangers of Indiscipline and Drink
pp. 200 – 217
15. Flawed Men of Tongue, Deed and Power
pp. 217 – 233
16. The Heights and the Depths
pp. 233 – 247
17. Conquering Heracles
pp. 247 – 258
18. Other Gods and Wine
pp. 247 – 258
19. The River That Could Have Changed History
pp. 258 – 272
20. An Odd Little Work
pp.272 – 285
21. On the Banks of the Hyphasis River
pp. 285 – 303
22. The King’s Nature
pp. 303 – 315
23. Harsh Words and Bitter Drinks
pp. 315 – 330
24. Nature’s Danger, Man’s Reward, a King’s Rest
pp. 330 – 347
25. The Sun Also Sets
pp. 348 – 364
26. The Loss of Friends
pp. 364 – 384
27. The 114th Olympias, in the archonship of Hegesias at Athens
pp. 384 – 398

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