Arrianus of Nicomedia (Lucius Flavius Arrianus; Arrian)
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b. between AD 85 and 90 in Nikomedia;

d. after AD 145/46 in Athens;

Greek historian and philosopher.


Arrian wrote historical and philosophical works, as well as several technical treatises.


Except for the central historical works, his extant writings are preserved in only one medieva…

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Kuhn-Chen, Barbara, “Arrianus of Nicomedia (Lucius Flavius Arrianus; Arrian)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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