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Sandracottus
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(Arr. Anab. 5,6,2: Σανδράκοττος/Sandrákottos, Str. 15,1,36: Σανδρόκοττος/Sandrókottos, Plut. Alexander 62: Ἀνδράκοττος/Andrákottos, Just. Epit. 15,4: Sandracottus, Old Indo-Iranian Tschandragupta). Indian king (c. 320-298 BC) of the Mauryan Dynasty, king of the Prasii and founder of the Mauryan Empire (Mauryas with map). In Indian sources, his life is connected with legends, and parts of a S. legend are also found in Justin (15,4). He concluded a peace with Seleucus following a conflict of which no details are known …

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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Sandracottus”, 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 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1100740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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