The Greek Experience of India ; From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

An exploration of how the Greeks reacted to and interacted with India from the third to first centuries BCEWhen the Greeks and Macedonians in Alexander's army reached India in 326 BCE, they entered a new and strange world. They knew a few legends and travelers' tales, but their categories of... Ausführliche Beschreibung

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Verfasserangabe: Richard Stoneman.
Format: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch
veröffentlicht: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Enthält: Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and Conventions -- Prologue: The Moon at Noon -- Part I. First Impressions -- 1. Writing a Book about India -- 2. Alexander in India -- 3. Heracles and Dionysus -- 4. The Natural History of India -- Part II. Megasthenes' Description of India -- 5. Introducing Megasthenes -- 6. Megasthenes' Book -- 7. Geography and Ancient History -- 8. Culture and Society -- 9. The Question of Utopia -- 10. Megasthenes on the Natural World -- Part III. Interactions -- 11. The Indian Philosophers and the Greeks -- 12. Two Hundred Years of Debate: Greek and Indian Thought -- 13. The Trojan Elephant: Two Hundred Years of Co-existence from the Death of Alexander to the Death of Menander, 323 to 135 BCE -- 14. Bending the Bow: Kṛṣṇa, Arjuna, Rāma, Odysseus -- 15. Greeks and the Art of India -- 16. Apollonius of Tyana and Hellenistic Taxila -- Appendix: Concordance of the Fragments of Megasthenes -- Bibliography -- Index
Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and Conventions -- Prologue: The Moon at Noon -- Part I. First Impressions -- 1. Writing a Book about India -- 2. Alexander in India -- 3. Heracles and Dionysus -- 4. The Natural History of India -- Part II. Megasthenes' Description of India -- 5. Introducing Megasthenes -- 6. Megasthenes' Book -- 7. Geography and Ancient History -- 8. Culture and Society -- 9. The Question of Utopia -- 10. Megasthenes on the Natural World -- Part III. Interactions -- 11. The Indian Philosophers and the Greeks -- 12. Two Hundred Years of Debate: Greek and Indian Thought -- 13. The Trojan Elephant: Two Hundred Years of Co-existence from the Death of Alexander to the Death of Menander, 323 to 135 BCE -- 14. Bending the Bow: Kṛṣṇa, Arjuna, Rāma, Odysseus -- 15. Greeks and the Art of India -- 16. Apollonius of Tyana and Hellenistic Taxila -- Appendix: Concordance of the Fragments of Megasthenes -- Bibliography -- Index
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ISBN: 9780691185385
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