Errors in Arrian

@article{Bosworth1976ErrorsIA,
  title={Errors in Arrian},
  author={Albert Brian Bosworth},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={1976},
  volume={26},
  pages={117 - 139}
}
  • A. Bosworth
  • Published 1 May 1976
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
Arrian is regarded as the most authoritative of the extant sources for the reign of Alexander the Great. It is his work that is usually chosen to provide the narrative core of modern histories, and very often a mere reference to ‘the reliable Arrian’ is considered sufficient to guarantee the veracity of the information derived from him. What gives Arrian his prestige is his reliance on contemporary sources, Ptolemy and Aristobulus. It is recognized that Arrian's narrative is based primarily… 

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