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Roman historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the 2nd-centurywd:Q31845
country of citizenship: ancient Rome
occupation: historian, politician, writer, philosopher, military personnel
position held: Ancient Roman senator, consul of the Roman Empire, eponymous archon
student of: Epictetus
Arrian of Nicomedia (; Greek: Ἀρριανός Arrianos; Latin: Lucius Flavius Arrianus; c. 86/89 – c. after 146/160 AD) was a Greek historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the Roman period.The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian is considered the best source on the campaigns of Alexander the Great. However, more recently, even though modern scholars have generally preferred Arrian to other extant primary sources, this attitude towards Arrian is beginning to change in the light of studies into Arrian's method.
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