The Greeks in Bactria and India

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Cambridge University Press, 24. jun. 2010 - 600 sider
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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 206 to 145 BCE, the book analyses the reigns of Euthydemus I, Demetrius I and Menander I, and explains how they accomplished Alexander's dream of co-operation instead of domination in the eastern provinces. Tarn's work examines this little-discussed topic and presents it to the reader in a clear and accessible style, making this a great scholarly contribution that remains unsurpassed in breadth and depth. The second edition from 1966 (reissued here) includes an Addendum explaining the further discoveries since the work was first published in 1951.
 

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THE BACKGROUND IN THE MIDDLE EAST
1
The Seleucid empire i The importance of the eparchy p 2 Eparchy names
13
The Greek cities 17 Cities with native names 19 Anisa 19 Sirynx?
20
The question of Asiatic citizens 21 Military colonies in towns 22 The king
32
The question of mixed marriages 35 Halfbreeds 38 The Susa poems
39
Apollodorus of Artemita 44 The lost historian Trogus source 45 Extent
68
nomad background 79 The kingdom of Euthydemus p 82 Ferghana p
83
The expedition into Chinese Turkestan p 84 The Greek words from Khotan
90
ChapterYll The Nomad Conquest of Bactria pages270311
311
Strato Ip 317 Apollodotus lI 318 A second Zoilus 319 The Saca invasion
334
Reconstruction of the story of Hermaeus p 341 The Vonones coins 344
349
The Greeks and India pages 351408
351
The change in the evidence 351 The Kushans 352 Duration of the Greek
359
Inscriptions by Greeks in Brahmi and Kharoshthi p 387 Indianisation
385
school of art 393 Chronology 394 The controversy over the Buddhastatue
400
Indian development of a Greek idea 404 Bhakti 406 The last phase
407

Antimachus p 90 Seistan p 93 Gedrosia p 93 Arachosia 94 Demetrias
118
Euthydemus and the native Bactrians p 124 KuhiKhwaja p
127
The Mauryan empire p 129 Previous invasions p 130 Demetrius as a second
143
Menander occupies Pataliputra 145 The southern advance 147 Apollodotus
156
Coinage of Taxila 161 Apollodotus 163 Menander 166 The meaning
177
Antiochus IV and Eucratides pages 183224
183
the lost chapterp 183 His career 184 Babylon 187 His plan
197
Eucratides conquest of eastern Iran p 199 Death of Demetrius p 200
215
His defeat and death p 219 Mithridates I and Bactria
222
Chapter Yl Menander and his Kingdom pages 225269
225
Extent of his rule p 227 Antimachus II his subking p 229 Ptolemy the geo
239
The cave inscriptions p 254 Indian citizens of Greek cities p 256 Nature
268
Excursus The Milindapanha and PseudoAristeas p
414
Monograms and findspots P
437
P
457
7 Antiochus IV and the temple of Nanaia p
463
9 Kipin Kophen and Arachosia p
469
Chorasmia p
478
13 SayaAa r koX EvdvfieSem p
486
The supposed OxoCaspian trade route p
488
Addenda p
520
General Index p
543
Index of Principal Greek and Latin Passages p
561
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