T HE INDICA OF Megasthenes is justly famous.1 It contained the first eyewitness B.C. Arrian (Ind. ) states that Megasthenes went further than Alexander. – Buy Indica book online at best prices in India on Indica (Greek) Paperback – 21 Jan by Megasthenes (Creator), E a. Megasthenes’ book Indica records the way of life followed in India during BC. This book describes 7 classifications of work rather than the.

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Domestic Service and the Formation of European Identity. Return to Book Page. The Indian elephants are far indida than the Libyan elephantsbecause of the abundance of food on the Indian soil.

Indica (Megasthenes) – Wikipedia

Refresh and try again. Biggest piece of nonsense I have ever read. Sumit Roy marked it as to-read Jul 27, Foreigners who die in India are buried, and their property is delivered to their relatives. According to them, Herakles was a powerful man who subjugated evil beasts.

In the primitive times, the Indians lived on fruits and wore clothes made incica animal skin, just like the Greeks. We have more definite information regarding the parts of India Megasthenes visited. Bondage, caste and market”. Shaun Tan rated it really liked it Dec 30, Paperbackpages. Siddhartha marked it as to-read Jan 30, George Psalmanazar marked it as to-read Feb 10, Felix Jacoby ‘s Fragmente der griechischen Historiker contains 36 pages of content traced to Megasthenes.


According to the native philosophers and natural scientists, the reason for this is that the bordering countries are more elevated than India, so their waters run down to India, resulting in such a large number megasthenew rivers. McCrindlep.

While I started reading this bookI was curious to know what megasthenes had told about India about years back. No trivia or quizzes yet. He described India in his book Indikawhich is now lostbut has been partially reconstructed from the metasthenes of the later authors. According to the text reconstructed by J.

Presha B marked it as to-read Jun 04, Shantanu Singh marked it as to-read Apr 30, The elephants are domesticated in large numbers, and inidca for war.

Indica (Megasthenes)

He had several sons and one daughter, who became rulers in different parts of his dominion. India has no foreign colony, and Indians have not established any colonies outside India. For this reason, he was regarded as a deity by the Indians.


Partially seeming accurate, but partially attributed with bizarre and fantastic stories of India’s alien and powerful nature, Indica is sometimes described megasthejes functioning to justify the Seleucid failure to expand its empire into India.

Felix Jacoby ‘s Fragmente der griechischen Historiker contains 36 pages of content traced to Megasthenes. However, according to A.

Articles with short description. It describes with “historical accuracy” a plethora of lies designed to paint India as some unconquerable empire, in a clear attempt to defend Alexander the Great’s failure of conquest.

We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. BosworthDiodorus obtained this information from Hieronymus of Cardia: