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Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves. ---->>>

They, astounded at the flash of the armor, and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles, half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way. ---->>>

They must therefore not spoil Alexander's undertaking, especially when they were almost at the close of their toils, and were, moreover, no longer in any difficulty about provisions on their coasting cruise. ---->>>


Name: Arrian
Nationality: Greek
Birthplace: Nicomedia, Bithynia, Anatolia
Occupation: Historian

Arrian of Nicomedia (c. 86/89 – c. after 146/160 AD; ; Latin: Lucius Flavius Arrianus, possibly Lucius Flavius Arrianus Xenophon; Greek Ἀρριανός Arrianos) 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 (wikipedia)