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By Andrew Nichols

A Greek medical professional serving on the courtroom of the Persian king Artaxerxes II within the 5th century BC, Ctesias met visitors and viewers from the a ways japanese reaches of the Persian Empire, retailers from alongside the Silk street and Indians from close to the Indus Valley. His Indika (On India), was once the 1st monograph ever written on India through a western writer, introducing its readers to such superb creatures because the unicorn and the martichora, in addition to actual lifestyles matters similar to the parrot and the paintings of falconry. Confirming pre-existing conceptions of what have been thought of to be the perimeters of the earth, Ctesias' Indika assisted in shaping the Greek view of India. This English translation is followed by means of explanatory notes and contains all extant fragments of the Indika, in addition to fragments of Ctesias' different minor works.

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