Flavius Arrianus, b. unknown, d. c. 180
Greek historian and philospher. Principal historical work Anabasis
describes the campaigns of Alexander the Great
in seven books.
, he is primarily known as the only source of the teachings of Epictetus
whose pupil he was and author of the works Encheiridion
based on careful notes taken from Epictetus' lectures. The Encheiridion
is a manual of stoic
philosophy as propounded by Epictetus. The Diatribai
, generally translated as Discourses
of which four books survive, holds roughly the same relationship to Epictetus' teachings as Plato
s dialogues do to those of Socrates, except that they are soliloquies.
He served as governor of Cappadocia
and was Archon
at Athens in 171