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Arrian (95–180)

Arrianus, Flavius (ar-i-ā’nus). A Greek philosopher and historian (95–180); born at Nicomedia. He aimed to imitate Xenophon in the direction of his studies; and as Xenophon recorded the sayings of Socrates, so Arrianus became the reporter of the ‘Dissertations of Epictetus.’ These were comprised in eight books, but only the first four remain. He next wrote ‘Epictetus’s Handbook,’ a compendium of that teacher’s moral doctrine. He wrote also an ‘Anabasis,’ a history of Alexander’s conquests in Asia; this is still extant complete.