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Ancient India As Described in Classical Literaure

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Being a Collection of Greek and Latin texts Relating to India

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Item Code: HAS469
Author: John W. McCrindle
Publisher: Dev Publishers And Distributors
Language: English
Edition: 2023
ISBN: 9789394852464
Pages: 261
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5x5.5 inch
Weight 360 gm
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About the Book

Ancient India as described in Classical Literature is a collection of Greek and Latin texts relating to India extracted from numerous sources, such as the Histories of Herodotus, Polybius, Diodorus Siculus, and Dion Cassius; the Geographies of Strabo and Dionysius Periegetes; the Natural History of Pliny, the Christian Topography of Kosmas Indikopleustes, the Life of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus; the Romance History of Alexander; and Notices in Aelian, Nonnus, Porphyry, Stobaeus, Dion Chrysostom, Eusebius, and others. Though the extracts have not been arranged in accordance with any fixed principle, as that of their chronology, yet some of them have been placed side by side as treating in the main of the same subjects. While the present book is crucial for the students, researchers and teachers of Ancient History, it will prove to be an interesting read for a layperson alike.

About the Author

John W. McCrindle was a Scottish classical philologist and educator who wrote several major works on references to India in ancient classical writings. He taught at Patna College and later at Krishnagar College.


This is the sixth and last volume of a series of works, which, in accordance with the original design announced in the first volume which appeared in 1877, contains annotated translations of all the Greek and Roman Classics which throw any light upon the distant past of India.

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