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    Ctesias' History of Persia: Tales of the Orient (Routledge Classical Translations) (Hardback) By (author) Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, By (author) James Robson

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    DescriptionTowards 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 present. His History of Persia was completed at a time when the Greeks were fascinated by Persia and seems very much to cater to contemporary interest in Persian wealth and opulence, powerful Persian women, the institution of the harem, kings and queens, eunuchs and secret plots. Presented here in English translation for the first time with commentaries, Ctesias offers a fascinating insight into Persia in the fifth century BC.


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    Title
    Ctesias' History of Persia
    Subtitle
    Tales of the Orient
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, By (author) James Robson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415364119
    ISBN 10: 0415364116
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 935.05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 935/.05
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA3948.C9 P43513 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    T&F Categories: , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    1 black & white tables
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    27 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    University of Edinburgh, UK The Open University, UK