A Greek physician serving on the courtroom of the Persian king Artaxerxes Ii within the 5th century Bc, Ctesias met guests and viewers from the a ways jap reaches of the Persian Empire, retailers from alongside the Silk highway and Indians from close to the Indus Valley. His Indika (On India), used to be the 1st monograph ever written on India by means of a western writer, introducing its readers to such superb creatures because the unicorn and the martichora, besides genuine existence topics akin 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 through explanatory notes and comprises all extant fragments of the Indika, in addition to fragments of Ctesias' different minor works.
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