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A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander: Volume II. Books IV-V By A. B. Bosworth (Professor and Head of Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia)

A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander: Volume II. Books IV-V
by A. B. Bosworth (Professor and Head of Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia)

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This, the second volume of an exhaustive commentary on the work of the historian Arrian, deals with the period 329-326 BC, during the reign of Alexander the Great. It discusses some of the earliest datable evidence on the history of Central Asia and Pakistan.
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A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander: Volume II. Books IV-V by A. B. Bosworth (Professor and Head of Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia)

This, the second volume of a magisterial commentary on the work of the historian Arrian, deals in depth with a crucial period (329-326 BC) of the reign of Alexander the Great. It discusses some of the earliest datable evidence for the history of Central Asia and Pakistan, and analyses Alexander's views of sovereignty and divinity. Professor Bosworth is the leading authority on Arrian, and his commentary should become a classic work of reference for historians.

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A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander: Volume II. Books IV-V Reviews


lives up to the expectations raised by the previous volume ... It is witness to the author's growing affection for his subject ... Bosworth has much of real value to tell the reader of Arrian and the historian of Alexander. ... if the second volume is any indication, we can expect the third and final volume of Bosworth's commentary on Arrian to continue to provide real insight into Arrian's writing and the construction of his history. These volumes will surely grace the bookshelf of any student of Alexander the Great. * Graham Oliver, The Classical Review *
This is a book of lasting value by the acknowledged expert. I urge purchase and that the third volume appear before 2010 AD. * William M. Calder III, University of Illinois, Religious Studies Review, Volume 23, Number 1/January 1997 *
Bosworth now gives us a second instalment of his impressive commentary on Arrian's History. B.'s Commentary is now within sight of its end. When complete it will be a work of outstanding scholarship and a major contribution to the study of Alexander and of Greek historiography. It is based on a vast amount of careful, intelligent work and a close knowledge of Arrian's predecessors and the way they wrote and used the Greek language. One wishes its author all speed in bringing it to a conclusion. * F.W. Walbank, Peterhouse, Cambridge, Journal of Hellenic Studies *
The reviewer has been taught much by the book ... we have here a substantial and rewarding work of erudition ... Sound scholarship endures. B. has made use of Chr. Lassen's excellent Indische Altertumskunde, now more than a century and a quarter old: likewise, it is rational to hope that still in the twenty-second century B's fine Commentary will be read and pondered by serious students of history, literature, and antiquities. * George Huxley, Trinity College, Dublin, Hermathena, no 164, summer 1998 *

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A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander: Volume II. Books IV-V by A. B. Bosworth (Professor and Head of Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia)
A. B. Bosworth (Professor and Head of Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia)
A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander
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Oxford University Press
1995-07-20
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0198148291
9780198148296
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