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India, trade with
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As early as Herodotus, information about  India was compiled and a colourful picture was drawn of the morals and dietary habits of the Indians as well as the way in which they extracted gold (Hdt. 3,97-106), but it was not until the campaign of Alexander that Greece developed any sustained interest in India (Arr. Ind.; Diod. Sic. 2,35-42; Str. 15,1; Plin. HN 6,56-106). Extensive and regular trade in the early Hellenistic period hardly existed, although trading contacts may have led thro…

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Drexhage, Hans-Joachim (Marburg), “India, trade with”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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