Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Ctesias of Cnidus
(480 words)

5th/4th cent. BC;

Greek writer and author of historical narratives.

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Of his three attested works (Indiká; Persiká; Períodos), the specific qualities of the Description of the Earth (Períodos) are impossible to assess. By contrast, the History of India (Indiká) and the History of the Persians (Persiká), though lost as complet…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Ctesias of Cnidus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0069>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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