Author of Anabasis, the oldest surviving account about Alexander the Great. A distinguished Greek philosopher, historian and general, Arrian is renowned for his masterpiece based on the military exploits of Alexander. He himself served in the Roman army, and in 130 AD was appointed the governor of the province of Cappadocia. During his lifetime, he held several other important political posts. Arrian’s major writings include Encheiri dion and Indica. ;

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    Greek author, historian and a soldier. A master of clear exposition and an admirer of Socrates he is known for his writings on the history. He expounded on the sayings of Socrates and the life in Greece.;

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