Objective: Book 1 In "The Campaigns of Alexander", the author has a very ambitious purpose for writing about Alexander the Great. This lesson is about Arrian's intent and the strategy he plans to use to accomplish it.
1) Class Discussion: Who is Arrian, and what is his background? Why is Arrian qualified to write about Alexander the Great? What perspective does Arrian provide in the book on the historical aspects of Alexander's life? Which research does Arrian complete in writing "The Campaigns of Alexander"?
2) Writing and Analysis: Have the class take 15 minutes and write down 3 things that Arrian intends to accomplish in writing "The Campaigns of Alexander". Afterward, talk about the answers discussing how Arrian will try to fulfill his agenda.
3) Partner or Group Discussion: When is "The Campaigns of Alexander" written? What is the significance of the time that Arrian decides to write the book? Which other historians'...
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