Arrian’s narrative


What kinds of details from Arrian’s narrative make it seem “familiar” to you as a piece of straight history (that is, at its basic level, a factual account of what happened)? What elements seem more appropriate to another type of writing, for example, a piece of rhetoric or a panegyric (= a hymn of praise)? Consider not only what Arrian tells us about Alexander, but also what he tells us about himself.

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