Who is Flavius Arrianus?June 25, 2021
Flavius ArrianusLucius Flavius Arrianus ‘Xenophon’ (Greek: (Ἀρριανό)), known as Arrianus of Nicomedia, was an ancient Roman historian, administrator, soldier, and Roman and Byzantine philosopher of Bithynia origin.
Arrianus, a student of Epictetus, compiled eight books based on Epictetus’ lectures. Of these eight books, only four remain. Arrian also published a small handbook of Epictetus’ teachings called the Encheiridion.
The most important source about Alexander the Great and his eastern expedition is the work named “Aleksandrou Anabasis” (Alexander’s Campaign) written by Arrianus. Arrianos often repeats that he appreciates Alexander the Great, even though he did not live in the time of Alexander. His work “Aleksandrou Anabasis” was written so that his name and what he did would be known correctly by future generations.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook Who is it?