The Greek Experience of IndiaThe Greek Experience of India



The Greek Experience of India is a masterful account of the encounters between two remarkable civilizations.

Author: Richard Stoneman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691217475

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An exploration of how the Greeks reacted to and interacted with India from the third to first centuries BCE When the Greeks and Macedonians in Alexander’s army reached India in 326 BCE, they entered a new world. The plants were unrecognizable, the customs of the people various and puzzling. Alexander’s conquest ended with his death in 323 BCE, but the Greeks would settle in the Indian region for the next two centuries. From observations about botany and mythology to social customs, The Greek Experience of India explores how the Greeks reacted to and constructed life in India during this period. Richard Stoneman offers a valuable look at Megasthenes, ambassador of the King Seleucus to Chandragupta Maurya, and provides a discussion of Megasthenes’ now-fragmentary book Indica. Stoneman considers the art, literature, and philosophy of the Indo-Greek kingdom and how cultural influences crossed in both directions. The Greek Experience of India is a masterful account of the encounters between two remarkable civilizations.

Megasthenes IndicaMegasthenes Indica



This book provides a new translation of all the surviving portions of the description of India written by Megasthenes in about 310 BCE, the fullest account of Indian geography, history and customs available to the classical world.

Author: Richard Stoneman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000411836

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This book provides a new translation of all the surviving portions of the description of India written by Megasthenes in about 310 BCE, the fullest account of Indian geography, history and customs available to the classical world. The Indica was a pioneering work of ethnography that exemplified a new direction in Hellenistic writing; India was little-known to the Greeks before the expedition of Alexander the Great in 326–325 BCE, and Megasthenes, who resided as an ambassador in the Maurya capital Pataliputra for some time, provided the classical world with most of what it knew about India. Megasthenes’ book, which became a classic in antiquity, now survives only in fragments preserved in other Greek and Latin authors. Stoneman’s work offers a reliable and accessible version of all the writings that can plausibly be ascribed to Megasthenes. His subject ranges from detailed accounts of social structure and the royal household, to descriptions of elephant hunting and Indian philosophical ideas. His book is the only written source contemporary with the Maurya kingdom of Candragupta, since writing was not in use in India at this date. This translation provides a path to clearer understanding of Greek ethnography and a valuable resource on Indian history. The book will be of value not only to classical scholars with an interest in Hellenistic history and cultural attitudes, and to their students, but also to scholars working on the early history of India, who have had to rely (unless they are also Greek scholars) on scattered and dated collections of evidence.

Graeco Indica India s Cultural Contects sic with the Greek WorldGraeco Indica India s Cultural Contects sic with the Greek World



I think that this experience exists par excellence in the Indian religiosity. So, the
Indian religiosity can give the mankind that which will be neither an individual,
nor an idea, and nonetheless will, as an unforced universal experience,
constitute ...

Author: Udai Prakash Arora

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: UOM:39015029733295

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Research papers on the cultural intercourse between India and Greece in the fields of history, philosophy, art, literature, and religion.

Islamic Experience in Contemporary ThoughtIslamic Experience in Contemporary Thought



credit of Islamic theology that it did not deign to "baptize" Aristotle but stood in a
very critical relation to Greek thought. Greek thought has many features and is a
many-sided phenomenon. There are in Plato, for example, wonderful insights ...

Author: Syed Vahiduddin

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110457913

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Barbarian Asia and the Greek ExperienceBarbarian Asia and the Greek Experience



Herodotus relates that once he brought together the Greeks at his court with
some Callatii , a people of farthest India , to have them discover to their mutual
horror that the one people burned their parents ' bodies , whereas the other ate
them .

Author: Professor Pericles Georges

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ISBN: UOM:39015032611025

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Georges (history, Lake Forest College, Illinois) explores the ways ancient Greeks viewed and interacted with non-Greeks from the archaic period to the 4th century B.C. Through the works of Aeschylus, Herodotus, and Xenophon, Georges examines critical episodes in the formation of Greek ideas and attitudes concerning foreigners from Asia with whom they came into close historical contact and against whom they defined themselves especially the "barbarians" of Persia and Lydia. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

With Alexander in India and Central AsiaWith Alexander in India and Central Asia



Twelve papers in this volume examine aspects of Alexander’s Indian campaign, the relationship between him and his generals, the potential to use Indian sources, and evidence for the influence of policies of Alexander in neighboring areas ...

Author: Claudia Antonetti

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781785705878

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Alexander conquered most parts of the Western World, but there is a great deal of controversy over his invasion of India, the least known of his campaigns. In BC 327 Alexander came to India, and tried to cross the Jhelum river for the invasion, but was then confronted by King Porus who ruled an area in what is now the Punjab. According to Indian history he was stopped by Porus at his entry into the country, but most of the world still believes that Alexander won the battle. Fearing the prospect of facing other large armies and exhausted by years of campaigning, Alexander's army mutinied at the Hyphasis River, refusing to march farther east. This river thus marks the easternmost extent of Alexander's conquests. Twelve papers in this volume examine aspects of Alexander’s Indian campaign, the relationship between him and his generals, the potential to use Indian sources, and evidence for the influence of policies of Alexander in neighboring areas such as Iran and Russia.

Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of CultureBulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture



There are similar- the essential characteristics of Indian culture . ities between the
religious ideas of the Indo- Its ... both ; neither did the Greeks experience the was
upheld in the Rig - Veda , but was not urge to subject these mysteries to that ...

Author: Ramakrishna Mission. Institute of Culture

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ISBN: UOM:39015081690987

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Report of the High Level Committee on the Indian DiasporaReport of the High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora



Relevance of the Greek Experience in the Indian Context 23.55 . Greece is a
developed country , although among the less prosperous ones in the EU . It is
dependent on the EU for economic assistance and for its economic growth and ...

Author: India. High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119408198

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On the Indian community living across the world and their migration for various purposes; a transnational study.

Education for International Understanding the Indian ExperienceEducation for International Understanding the Indian Experience



Report of a Unesco Sponsored Project National Institute of Educational Planning
and Administration (India) ... to the Harappan culture along with the first urban
civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt ; to the contacts with the Greek and other
 ...

Author: National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (India)

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ISBN: UCAL:B4187610

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Finance IndiaFinance India



... Electoral management , political risk and exchange rate dynamics : the Greek
experience Hallerbach , Winfried G. , Cross- and auto - correlation effects arising
from averaging : The case of US interest rates and equity duration Roy Batchelor
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Pratibha IndiaPratibha India



action is calculated towards an aesthetic experience of Sanskrit and Greek play -
wrights is that the latter bases serenity , a blissful experience called rasa . The
entire the tragedy on " undeserved misfortune " as Aristotle drama is ...

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Experience of WarExperience of War



At that time , India was a land of mystery . The ancient Middle Eastern empire of
Mesopotamia had traded with India , and Persia had exercised a nominal control
over the Indus valley , but to Greeks and Macedonians India extended to the end
 ...

Author: Robert Cowley

Publisher: Laurel

ISBN: 0440505534

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Bestselling popular historians explore the infinite varieties of the wartime experience and its effect on mankind in these 51 articles representing the best in military nonfiction being published today. Contributors include John Keegan, James McPherson, Stephen Ambrose, and others. A superb anthology. . . .--Publishers Weekly.

Eating in Early Greek Practice and RepresentationEating in Early Greek Practice and Representation



There is at least one more interesting parallel between the Greek experience and
the Indian experience that may bolster the case being made here , however . For
a period in the first millennium B.C. , much of the Greek world experienced ...

Author: John Scott Rundin

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ISBN: UCAL:C3383421

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Page: 538

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The Greeks in Bactria IndiaThe Greeks in Bactria India



Mr C . de B . Codrington , who found the Greek side unintelligible both in fact and
chronology4 and therefore turned to the ... the later it actually is ; one would have
expected a critic of his experience to have had some inkling of the explanation .

Author: William Woodthorpe Tarn

Publisher: Ares Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015045633537

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Relations of Indian Greek and Christian Thought in AntiquityRelations of Indian Greek and Christian Thought in Antiquity



The same perspective is not inappropriate to spiritual experiences , which need
not be of one kind to be valuable. The purpose of what follows is not to glorify the
"Greek miracle" and demean Indian thought. The analysis trys to avoid a ...

Author: Kenneth Reagan Stunkel

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ISBN: UOM:39015001374407

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Country LifeCountry Life



I knew there 1918 poems were the products of a were Greeks in India , I knew
that particular time , experience , and Alexander had been there , I knew place .
They were trench poetry . Young there had been a Bactrian kingdom in the Hindu
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