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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 338 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415629478
    ISBN 10: 0415629470
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 935.05
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAP
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    DC23: 935.05
    T&F Categories: , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    1 black & white tables
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    29 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    Outline of the History of Persia Ctesias' History of Persia Translator's Preface Testimonia on the Life and Work of Ctesias Fragments of Ctesias' History of Persia Appendices: Glossary of Authors The Persian Royal Family of the Persica Maps Illustrations Bibliography