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The Greeks in India

a survey in philosophical understanding

by Demetrios Th Vassiliades

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Published by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Greeks -- India.,
    • India -- Civilization -- Greek influences.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementDemetrios Th. Vassiliades.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS451 .V34 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 261 p., 28 p. of plates :
      Number of Pages261
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL170317M
      ISBN 108121509211
      LC Control Number99949420

      The book is a detailed ( pages) comparative study of Greek and Indian religious and philosophical thought. McEvilley argues that there was extensive contact between India and Greece in the pre-Socratic period* and that ancient Indian religious thought was the origin of the other-worldly philosophical themes (e.g., reincarnation and monism; separation of the soul from the body) seen, for /5(25).   "India" only meant the upper Indus for Alexnder the Great. Since the appearance of Megasthenes, "India" meant to the Greeks most of the northern half of the Indian subcontinent. Greek and Indian sources tend to indicate that the Greeks campaigned as far as Pataliputra until they were forced to retreat following a coup in Bactria in BCE.

      Previously in our animated historical documentary series on the easternmost Greek states, we have covered the history of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom http://bi.   This book covers a wide range of Greek and Indian philosophy. Some of the Indian material is not widely known in the West. Mc Evilley details the parallels and the interactions between the two groups. Despite the large distances there must have been travellers who brought ideas and knowledge from India to Greece and the other way s:

        So far as I know, his use of the word ‘Indians’ (‘Indon’ in Greek) on page is the first reference to us by that name in a text, many centuries before we called our land India. Religion in Ancient India India is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, with one of the most deeply religious societies and cultures. Religion plays a central and definitive role in the life of the country and most of its faith of more than 80% of.


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Written by a highly regarded scholar in the field, this is the first published study on the The Greeks in India book kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states. The book begins with an overview of the Seleucid settlement, providing a background to the relations between Greeks and Asiatics after the death of Alexander the Great/5(3).

[The Greek Experience of India is an] intriguing and valuable book."—James Romm, New York Review of Books “This valuable and significant book reexamines the Greeks’ experience and perceptions of India in the years from the conquests of Alexander the Great to those of ed on: Febru   The Greek Experience of India is the best book ever written on ancient Greek relations with India, and ought to be required reading for global historians of any era."Peter Thonemann, The Greeks in India book Literary Supplement "[Stoneman has] such a direct narrative skill that the casual reader will hardly realise this is a solid scholarly thesis/5(8).

This fascinating account of the interaction between Ancient India and Ancient Greece deserves to be more widely read. The first half to two-thirds of the book serves as a detailed description of significant portions of ancient Indian history, in order to elucidate what the Greeks encountered when they arrived on the subcontinent/5.

The Greeks in Bactria & India Cambridge University Press. Library editions The Greeks in Bactria & India, William Woodthorpe Tarn: Author: William Woodthorpe Tarn: Publisher: CUP Archive, Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Written by a highly regarded scholar in the field, this is the first published study on the Greek kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states.

The book begins with an overview of the Seleucid settlement, providing a background to the relations between Greeks and Asiatics after the death of Alexander the Great. Covering the period from to BCE, the book 4/5(1). Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Tarn, W.

ioned: ble. Megasthenes, (born c. bc —died c. ), ancient Greek historian and diplomat, author of an account of India, the Indica, in four books.

An Ionian, he was sent by the Hellenistic king Seleucus I on embassies to the Mauryan emperor gave the most complete account of India then known to the Greek world and was the source for work by the later historians Diodorus, Strabo.

Megasthenes (/ m ɪ ˈ ɡ æ s θ ɪ n iː z / mi-GAS-thi-neez; Ancient Greek: Μεγασθένης, c. – c. BC) was an ancient Greek historian, diplomat and Indian ethnographer and explorer in the Hellenistic described India in his book Indika, which is now lost, but has been partially reconstructed from literary fragments found in later authors.

For the Ancient Greeks, “India" (Greek: Ινδία) meant only the upper Indus till the time of Alexander the ards, “India" meant most of the northern half of the Indian subcontinent (including present-day India and Pakistan) to the Greeks referred to the Indians as "Indói" (Greek: Ἰνδοί), literally meaning "the people of the Indus River".

Written by a highly regarded scholar in the field, this is the first published study on the Greek kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states.

The book begins with an overview of the Seleucid settlement, providing a background to the relations between Greeks and Asiatics after the death of Alexander the by: In book 7 (,70,86,) and in Herodotus describes the Indian infantry and cavalry employed in Xerxes' army.

Only after the conquests of Alexander the Great and the emergence of the Indo-Greek kingdoms did the Mediterranean world acquire some first-hand knowledge about the region (conversely, Indians also became aware of the existence.

And exactly years later, inappeared the work of Dr. (now Sir) William Woodthorpe Tarn, The Greeks in Bactria and India, of which a second edition came out in The history of the Indo-Greeks is in itself a long story of arduous research and no work can be done without paying due credit to the investigations of James Prinsep.

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[The Greek Experience of India is an] intriguing and valuable bookJames Romm, New York Review of Books Excellent, and very readable The Greek Experience of India is the best book ever written on ancient Greek relations with India, and ought to be required reading for global historians of any eraPeter Thonemann, Times Literary Reviews: 5.

Book Description: 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 BCE, they entered a new and strange world. Welcome to The Greek Bookstore website, the online store with the most popular Greek books.

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The Greek Experience of India explores the various ways that the Greeks reacted to and constructed life in India during this fruitful observations about botany and mythology to social customs, Richard Stoneman examines the surviving evidence of those who traveled to India.

The Indo-Greeks introduced several innovations to Indian coinage including double die struck types, portraits and the use of bilingual legends.

Indeed, the study of such bilingual coins provided vital clues to the deciphering of the Brahmi and Kharoshthi scripts. The Indo-Greeks initially issued coins to the 'Attic' standard of the Greeks. What happened to the Greek settlers in ancient India and Pakistan that have been around the area for at least 2, years.

Today, we're going to look at the. 4) show that it was existing in the second century b.c., in the flourishing period of Greek rule, and probably in the first century also; and there is a Chinese mention of it round about 50 b.c.

(p. ). The literary evidence is then perfectly : William Woodthorpe Tarn. Boardman’s final four chapters - “The New Greek Kingdoms in the East,” “Greeks and Their Arts in the East,” “Greeks and Their Arts in India,” and “Greeks, Romans, Parthians and Sasanians: Before Islam” - underscore the point that the Greeks were not empire builders like the Persians or Romans.

They did not seek to conquer or.Alain Danielou (), author of numerous books on philosophy, religion, history and arts of India, remarks that: "the Greeks were always speaking of India as the sacred territory of Dionysus and historians working under Alexander the Greek clearly mentions chronicles of the Puranas as sources of the myth of Dionysus.".