T HE INDICA OF Megasthenes is justly famous.1 It contained the first eyewitness B.C. Arrian (Ind. ) states that Megasthenes went further than Alexander. – Buy Indica book online at best prices in India on Indica (Greek) Paperback – 21 Jan by Megasthenes (Creator), E a. Megasthenes’ book Indica records the way of life followed in India during BC. This book describes 7 classifications of work rather than the.

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Koroviev marked it as to-read Nov 14, Published January 12th by Nabu Press first published According to Paul J. University of California Press. It is likely that Strabo sourced the rest of the text from sources other than Megasthenes: At the southern tip of India, the gnomon of the sundial often casts no shadow, and the Ursa Major is invisible at night.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kosminp. Akshat Kaushik is currently reading it Nov 02, Because of its large size, India is inhabited by many diverse races, all of india are indigenous. A law, prescribed by ancient Indian philosophers, bans slavery.



Felix Jacoby ‘s Fragmente der griechischen Historiker contains 36 pages of content traced to Megasthenes. Megasthenes’ Indica and the Seleucid Elephant”. Megasthenes also comments on the presence of pre-Socratic views among the Brahmans and Jews. Mehul Joshi rated it really liked it Dec 18, The population of India is divided into 7 endogamous and hereditary castes: Book attributed to Greek historian Megasthenes. Alexander and the East.

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However, this reconstruction is not universally accepted. The Indians who inhabit the hill country also claim that Herakles was one of them. The most notable tributaries are Hupanis, the Hudaspesand the Akesines. Ashutosh marked it as to-read Mar 26, This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. It describes with “historical accuracy” a plethora of lies designed to paint India as some unconquerable empire, in a clear attempt to defend Alexander the Great’s failure of conquest.

He ruled entire India for 52 years, before dying of old age. Like the Greeks, they characterize him with the club and the lion’s skin. Mihai marked it as to-read Aug 13, The first century Greek writer Strabo called both Megasthenes and his succeeding ambassador Deimachus liars, and stated that “no faith whatever” could be placed in their writings.


He founded several large cities, introduced laws and established courts. According to them, Herakles was a powerful man who subjugated evil beasts. According to the native philosophers and natural scientists, the reason for this is that the bordering countries are more elevated than India, so their waters run down to India, resulting in such a large number of rivers. His descendants ruled India for several generations, but never launched an expedition beyond India.

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India has several mountains with fruit trees of every kind. Megasthenes, like Numenius of Apameawas simply comparing the ideas of the different ancient cultures. The most learned Indca scholars say that Dionysus invaded India, and taught Indians several things including how to grow plants, make wine and worship.

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