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Ctesias' History of Persia : tales of the Orient

Author: Ctesias.; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones; James Robson
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge classical translations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 and scandal surrounding Persian history and court politics, past and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quelle
History
Named Person: Ctesias.; Ctesias.; Ctesias.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ctesias.; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones; James Robson
ISBN: 9780415364119 0415364116 9780203015308 0203015304 9780415364126 0415364124
OCLC Number: 310899603
Language Note: English introduction, main text translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Outline of the history of Persia --
Ctesias' History of Persia --
Translator's preface --
Key to conventions used in this edition --
Testimonia on the life and work of Ctesias --
Fragments of Ctesias' History of Persia.
Series Title: Routledge classical translations.
Other Titles: Persica.
History of Persia
Responsibility: [translated with commentaries by] Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and James Robson.

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Offers insights into the history of Persia in the fifth century BC. This book describes the workings of Persian court life and the gossip and scandal surrounding Persian history and court politics.  Read more...

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