Arrian (c. 90-173+)

“Luck, remember, is an unpredictable thing, and against what it may bring no man has any defence.”

  • From Arrian’s The Campaigns of Alexander (Book 5, approximately chapter 28), translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt and revised by J. Hamilton. New York; Penguin Classics, 1971. Specifically, it comes out of a speech that Arrian wrote from the point of view of Alexander’s advisor, Coenus.

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