Ctesias of Cnidus



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Statementby Joan M. Bigwood
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Pagination192 leaves
Number of Pages192
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  Ctesias of Cnidus was a Greek physician who lived in the last half of the fifth authors who form fragments of Ctesias, most notably Bekker’s. Ctesias returned to Greece in and began writing his Persica, a history of Assyria-Babylonia in 23 books. Books I–VI included a history of Assyria and the. CTESIAS' ACCOUNT OF THE REVOLT OF INARUS J. M. BIGWOOD FEW HISTORIANS ENJOYED IN ANTIQUITY a lower reputation than the physician of Artaxerxes II, Ctesias of Cnidus.1 On the whole in modern times his twenty-three-book history of Persia meets with only scorn. There is, however, one passage to which many allude. Some even accept. Ctesias of Cnidus enjoyed a negative reputation for much of the 20 th century. Jacoby () declared him to be a writer of “scandal history” with little historical value, Momigliano () found Ctesias disappointing, and Sancisi-Weerdenburg () identifies Ctesias as a major culprit in producing the image of the effeminate Persian.   Ctesias of Cnidus was a doctor to the Persian king Artaxerxes II at the turn of the fourth century BCE. He wrote several books but the focus here is on his most famous Persica, a history using the term loosely, of Assyria, Media, and Persia down to his own time, about

  Ctesias / Ktesias - History of Persia and was born of the family of the Asclepiadae at Cnidus. He wandered thence in BC to the court of Persia . Bibliotheca historica (Ancient Greek: Βιβλιοθήκη ἱστορική, "Historical Library") is a work of universal history by Diodorus consisted of forty books, which were divided into three sections. The first six books are geographical in theme, and describe the history and culture of Egypt (book I), of Mesopotamia, India, Scythia, and Arabia (II), of North Africa (III. Ctesias of Cnidus (/ ˈ t iː ʒ ə s /; Ancient Greek: Κτησίας) was a Greek physician and historian from Cnidus in Caria. Ctesias, who lived in the 5th century BC, was physician to Artaxerxes Mnemon, whom he accompanied in BC on his expedition against his brother Cyrus the Younger.

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Publisher Description Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia.

Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and access to the gossip /5(8).

Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens.

Ctesias of Cnidus (/ ˈtiːʒəs /; Ancient Greek: Κτησίας) was a Greek Ctesias of Cnidus book and historian from Cnidus in Caria.

Ctesias, who lived in the 5th century BC, was physician to Artaxerxes Mnemon, whom he accompanied in BC on his expedition against his brother Cyrus the Younger. Books I-VI: The Assyriaka Ctesias of Cnidus was a Greek physician who lived in the last half of the fifth century and into the fourth century B.C.E.

He served as royal physician to king Artaxerxes II of Persia until / B.C.E. at Ctesias of Cnidus book point he returned to Greece where he composed works on the Persian. Ctesias’ chief literary work was the book entitled Persiká, but several others are known and partly pre­served (see below).

At the beginning of the fourth century BCE Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his twenty-three book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable Þgure: he lived and worked in the Persian court of the Achaemenid monarchs and, as a doctor, tended to the worldÕs most powerful kings and queens.

His position gave him special insight into the workings of. Ctesias, (born late 5th century bc, Cnidus, Caria [now in Turkey]), Greek physician and historian of Persia and India whose works were popular and influential in antiquity.

In bc Ctesias traveled to the Persian court, where he remained as physician under the rulers Darius II and Artaxerxes II. Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of s is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world's most powerful kings and queens.

A Greek doctor serving at the Ctesias of Cnidus book of the Persian king Artaxerxes II in the fifth century BC, Ctesias met travellers and visitors from the far eastern reaches of the Persian Empire, merchants from along the Silk Road and Indians from near the Indus Valley.

His Indika (On India), was the first monograph ever written on India by a western author, introducing its readers to such fantastic. Ctesias of Cnidus (5th century BC) was a Greek historian and physician from Cnidus in Caria.

He is believed to be the author of two works named Indica and Persica. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ "Despite their significance to scholarship, the fragmentsof Ctesias have never been translated into English in their entirety."- Andrew Nichols, The Complete.

Book Description. Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of s is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. Ctesias was the author of treatises on rivers, and on the Persian revenues, of an account of India entitled Indica (which is of value as recording the beliefs of the Persians about India), and of a history of Assyria and Persia in 23 books, called Persica, written in opposition to Herodotus in the Ionic dialect, and professedly founded on the Persian royal archives/5.

Towards the beginning of the fourth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens.

His. Get this from a library. Ctesias' History of Persia: tales of the Orient. [Ctesias.; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones; James Robson] -- Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a.

Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and access to the gossip.

Ctesias of Cnidus (Κτησίας ο Κνίδιος) was a Greek physician serving the Persian king Artaxerxes II Mnemon. He is known from two book written by him: Persica (Περσικά), in which he summarizes the history of Persia, and Indica (Ἰνδικά), describing the customs and wildlife of India.

Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens.

His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and access to the gossip Reviews: 7. Read "Ctesias' 'History of Persia' Tales of the Orient" by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones available from Rakuten Kobo. Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia.

Ctesias is a remarkable f Brand: Taylor And Francis. Photius' Excerpt of Ctesias' Persica [Pr] Read the Persica of Ctesias of Cnidus in twenty-three books. In the first six he treats of Assyrian affairs and of events before the foundation of the Persian empire, and only begins to treat of Persian affairs in the seventh book.

In books he gives an account of Cyrus, Cambyses, the Magian, note. Buy Ctesias: On India (Criminal Practice Series) by Nichols, Andrew (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 1. The works of Ctesias of Cnidus have frequently been regarded as second rate at best. His reliability as a historian has been seriously questioned in particular, not only by Felix Jacoby and many historians after him, but also by authors in antiquity.

At the beginning of the fourth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court of the Achaemenid kings and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens.

His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and court politics. Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia.

Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked. Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia.

Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world's most powerful kings and queens.

CTESIAS, of Cnidus in Caria, and of a history of Assyria and Persia in 23 books, called Persica, written in opposition to Herodotus in the Ionic dialect, and professedly founded on the Persian royal archives.

The first six books treated of the history of Assyria and Babylon to the foundation of the Persian empire; the remaining seventeen. Lee "Ctesias' 'History of Persia' Tales of the Orient" por Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones disponible en Rakuten Kobo.

Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable f. A study of the fragmentary history of Persia written by Ctesias of Cnidus, c. BCE. Item Type: Book Book Type: Authored Book: Date Type: Publication: Status: Published: Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion: Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D Ancient History.

Ctesias of Cnidus was a doctor at the court of Artaxerxes II and the author of a history of Persia and other works. He seems to have studied, and possibly practised, medicine at exact time and reason for Ctesias’ arrival in Persia (maybe as a prisoner of war) is unknown.

Product Information. Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world's most powerful kings and queens.

Ctesias' 'History of Persia': Tales of the Orient 1st Edition. By Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, James Robson Aug Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia.

Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful.The epitome made by Photius of Ctesias' book is the only source that mentions Damaspia by name.

Documents from Babylon dating in Artaxerxes' reign, refer to certain estates as "the house of the woman of the palace". This anonymous woman could be Damaspia, or the Queen Mother Amestris.Ctesias was the author of treatises on rivers, and on the Persian revenues, of an account of India (which is of value as recording the beliefs of the Persians about India), and of a history of Assyria and Persia in 23 books, called Persica, written in opposition to Herodotus in the Ionic dialect, and professedly founded on the Persian royal Historian.