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    DescriptionDuring twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests, the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world, is a work that will fascinate readers interested in classical studies, the history of warfare, and the origins of East-West tensions that still simmer today in Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. Drawing on Ptolemy's memoirs and other sources that have not survived antiquity, Arrian's portrait of Alexander is unmatched for its accuracy and immediacy. Having served as a high Roman official with command of an army, Arrian had a unique perspective on Alexander, imbued with a level of understanding that only firsthand military experience can provide. In the richly illustrated and annotated style of the Landmark series, The Campaigns of Alexander, which features an engaging and eloquent new translation by Pamela Mensch, brings together some of the pre-eminent classics scholars at work today to create what is certain to be the definitive edition of this essential work of history.

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    The Landmark Arrian
    The Campaigns of Alexander
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James S. Romm
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400079674
    ISBN 10: 1400079675

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    LC classification: DF
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 938.07092
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    Presidio Press
    Imprint name
    Presidio Press
    Publication date
    17 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    James Romm is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books include "The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought" and the forthcoming "Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire." Robert B. Strassler is an unaffiliated scholar who holds an honorary Doctorate of Humanities and Letters from Bard College and is chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "The most thrilling volume in this fine series." --"The New York Times Book Review" "A sumptuously annotated and lavishly illustrated new edition of "The Campaigns of Alexander". . . . Arrian is by far our best and most reliable source for the events he describes." --"The Wall Street Journal" " " "Pamela Mensch's new translation is both literal and fast-paced. . . . An ideal introductory text to the career of Alexander, [that] will introduce readers to an accessible ancient historian." --"The New Criterion" "Illuminating. . . . Alexander's conquests stretched across the known world--this is the first edition of Arrian to show that world in all its vastness." --"The National" Praise for the Landmark Series "The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika ""Lavish. . . . Outstanding. . . . There is nothing else like [it]." --"The New York Review of Books " "Truly worthy of the series name. . . . Strassler and the other contributors bring Xenophon to life."" --Sacramento Book Review " "The Landmark Herodotus" "The most densely annotated, richly illustrated, and user-friendly edition of his Histories ever to appear." --Daniel Mendelsohn, "The New Yorker" "A real service. . . . Considerably improves accessibility by integrating hundreds of maps and extensive timelines . . . [and] amplifies the first historian's own epic accomplishment." "--Forbes The Landmark Thucydides ""Without question, this is the finest edition of Thucydides' history ever produced. It is a treasure." --"The Washington Times" "The editor and his contributors have asked themselves the fundamental question: how can one best present and interpret the work of one of the most fascinating but difficult of ancient authors to a modern audience? They have answered this question brilliantly." "--The Classical Quarterly "