Readership: Those interested in Alexander the Great, classical literature, ancient history and military campaigns; students of classics, ancient history, classics in translation, military history, war studies, historiography.
Martin Hammond has taught at St Paul's School, Harrow School, and Eton College, where he was Head of Classics from 1974 to 1980. He was Headmaster of Tonbridge School from 1990 until his retirement in 2005. He has translated Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for Penguin, and is the translator of Thucydides, The
Peloponnesian War for Oxford World's Classics.
John Atkinson has taught at the universities of Zimbabwe, South Africa in Pretoria, and Cape Town. His publications include commentaries on Curtius Rufus's histories of Alexander, including the introduction and commentary to accompany John Yardley's translation of Book 10 for the Clarendon Ancient History Series.
"Martin Hammond's new translation of the Anabasis and Indica of Arrian is another triumph for Oxford University Press' World's Classics ... it forms a perfect, handy paperback of the works that tell the modern world more about Alexander than any other source material ... It's an exceedingly well-done volume." - Open Letters Monthly
"Hammond has done Arrian - as he did Thucydides in the same series in 2009 - proud a truly serviceable classroom edition at a very reasonable price." - Paul Cartledge, The Journal of Classics Teaching
Appendix I: The Macedonian army: structures and terminology
Appendix II: The Macedonian and Persian courts and Imperial administration
Appendix III: Finance and linear measures
Notes on the Greek text