Arrian (c. 90-173+)

“If anyone should wonder why I should have wished to write this history when so many other men have done the same, I would ask him to reserve judgment until he has first read my predecessors’ work and then become acquainted with my own.”

  • From Arrian’s The Campaigns of Alexander (Book 1, chapter 1), translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt and revised by J. Hamilton. New York; Penguin Classics, 1971.

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