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Book Title: Ancient India as described by Megasthenes and Arrian ( 2nd Edition)|
The author of the book: Arrian
ISBN 13: 9788121509480
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Edition: Munshirm Manoharlal Pub Pvt Ltd
Date of issue: January 1st 2000
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Interesting read. I took too long to finish the digital copy of this book due to the written English style and plenty of names to remember and relate. The footnotes are helpful. All is good, but sometimes things seems to be more of a story than factual. The description of people and and culture are sometimes strange. The description of the land, rivers, kingdoms can be used as references and compares to contemporary travelogues to bring out a clearer picture of India in the time of Alexander, Seleucus and Chandragupta Maurya.
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Read information about the authorArrian of Nicomedia (/ˈæriən/; Latin: Lucius Flavius Arrianus Xenophon; Greek: Ἀρριανός c. AD c. 86 – c. 160) was a Greek historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the 2nd-century Roman period. As with other authors of the Second Sophistic, Arrian wrote primarily in Attic (Indica is in Herodotus' Ionic dialect, his philosophical works in Koine Greek).
The Anabasis of Alexander is perhaps his best-known work, and is generally considered one of the best sources on the campaigns of Alexander the Great. (It is not to be confused with Anabasis, the best-known work of the Athenian military leader and author Xenophon from the 5th-4th century BC.) Arrian is also considered as one of the founders of a primarily military-based focus on history. His other works include Discourses of Epictetus and Indica.