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By Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones,James Robson

Towards the tip of the 5th century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 publication History of Persia. Ctesias is a outstanding determine: he lived and labored within the Persian courtroom and, as a physician, tended to the world’s strongest kings and queens. His place gave him targeted perception into the workings of Persian court docket lifestyles and entry to the gossip and scandal surrounding Persian historical past and courtroom politics, prior and current. His History of Persia was once accomplished at a time while the Greeks have been occupied with Persia and turns out a great deal to cater to modern curiosity in Persian wealth and opulence, strong Persian girls, the establishment of the harem, kings and queens, eunuchs and mystery plots.

Presented the following in English translation for the 1st time with commentaries, Ctesias bargains a desirable perception into Persia within the 5th century BC.

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