By Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
In the direction of the tip of the 5th century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 ebook historical past of Persia. Ctesias is a striking determine: he lived and labored within the Persian courtroom and, as a physician, tended to the world’s strongest kings and queens. His place gave him certain perception into the workings of Persian court docket lifestyles and entry to the gossip and scandal surrounding Persian background and courtroom politics, previous and current. His background of Persia was once accomplished at a time whilst the Greeks have been interested by Persia and turns out greatly to cater to modern curiosity in Persian wealth and opulence, strong Persian ladies, the establishment of the harem, kings and queens, eunuchs and mystery plots. provided the following in English translation for the 1st time with commentaries, Ctesias deals a desirable perception into Persia within the 5th century BC.
Read Online or Download Ctesias' 'History of Persia': Tales of the Orient (Routledge Classical Translations) PDF
Best ancient books
An available and authoritative evaluation taking pictures the power and variety of scholarship that exists at the transformative period of time often called past due antiquity.
•Provides an important assessment of present scholarship on overdue antiquity -- from among the accession of Diocletian in advert 284 and the top of Roman rule within the Mediterranean
•Comprises 39 essays from a few of the world's most excellent students of the period
•Presents this once-neglected interval as an age of robust transformation that formed the trendy global
•Emphasizes the primary value of faith and its reference to monetary, social, and political existence
During this entire evaluation of historical battle, Antonio Santosuosso explores how the tactical and strategic innovations of struggle replaced among the start of the 5th century b. c. and the center of the second one century b. c. and why the West—Greece, Macedonia, and Rome—triumphed over the East—understood geographically as Persia or ideologically as Carthage.
This uniquely extensive and hard booklet stories the most recent archaeological facts on Neolithic Europe from 7,000-2,500 BC. Describing vital components, websites and difficulties, Dr. Whittle addresses the foremost issues that experience engaged the eye of students: the transition from a forager way of life; the speed and dynamics of switch; and the character of Neolithic society.
- Das hellenistische Königspaar in der medialen Repräsentation: Ptolemaios II. und Arsinoe II.
- Studies in the Archaeology of the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan
- Nero in Opera: Librettos as Transformations of Ancient Sources
- Cambridge Ancient History: The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and Other States of the Near East, from the Eighth to the Sixth Centuries BC
- The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 1, Part 1: Prolegomena and Prehistory
Additional info for Ctesias' 'History of Persia': Tales of the Orient (Routledge Classical Translations)
Henry as Ctésias, la Perse, L’Inde, les sommaires de Photius. The work gained little academic kudos and became defunct after Jacoby’s publication in 1958. For a careful critique of Henry, see Lenfant 2004, CXCVII–CC. For her critical but exacting study of Jacoby, CC–CCII. 45 For a discussion of König, see Lenfant 2004, CCIII–CCVI. 46 In Jacoby the disputed fragments are listed as FGrHist 90 F1–5, F66, and are included in Lenfant’s publication as F11D*, F1pE*, F6b*, F8c*, F8d*. 47 For a critique of Lenfant’s system of classification see Romm 2006.
E. v. Ktesias col. 2059–2071. 52 Lenfant 2007a, 204. 22 INTRODUCTION Jacoby’s unforgiving criticism of Ctesias was reiterated in later scholarship, especially that of the latter decades of the twentieth century. A. R. Burn judged Ctesias to be reckless with the truth and ‘concerned only to make an impression’,53 while N. G. L. 54 In 1973 Robert Drews’ important study The Greek Accounts of Eastern History reactivated a vigorous anti-Ctesian movement, which has influenced scholarship to the present day.
Ktesias col. 2059–2071. 52 Lenfant 2007a, 204. 22 INTRODUCTION Jacoby’s unforgiving criticism of Ctesias was reiterated in later scholarship, especially that of the latter decades of the twentieth century. A. R. Burn judged Ctesias to be reckless with the truth and ‘concerned only to make an impression’,53 while N. G. L. 54 In 1973 Robert Drews’ important study The Greek Accounts of Eastern History reactivated a vigorous anti-Ctesian movement, which has influenced scholarship to the present day.