The Landmark Ancient Histories
The Landmark Arrian:
The Campaigns of Alexander
Anabasis Alexandrou
Edited by James Romm
Series Editor Robert B. Strassler

The Landmark Arrian is an important new edition of The Campaigns
of Alexander
, the most authoritative ancient account of one of the
world’s most brilliant military leaders.
During 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 preeminent classics scholars at work today to create what is certain
to be the definitive edition of this essential work of history.
7 3/8 x 9 1/4, paperback, Pantheon Books

James Romm is James H. Ottaway 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
Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great
and the War for Crown and Empire.
“. . . it is more disgraceful for a king to tell lies than
 for anybody else.”  —The Campaigns of Alexander
Copyright © 2010 by Robert B. Strassler
Bust of Alexander III
Alexander portrayed in coin
minted by Lysimakhos
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Relief showing tribute bearers, Tachara,
Palace of Darius, Persepolis
“. . . as sumptuous and invigorating
  an edition of this deserving author
  as has ever been published.”
                                   —The National
“. . . an irresistable story.”
     —New York Times Book Review
Route maps
Battle diagrams
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