The Greeks in Bactria and India [Second Edition]
Pickle Partners Publishing, 23. jan. 2017 - 781 sider
Written by a highly regarded scholar in the field, this book represents the first published study on the Greek kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states. Referring to classical Western and Indian sources, as well as numismatics, the author gives a multi-faceted account of their dynastic rule and conquest.
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, originally published in 1951, includes an Addendum explaining the further discoveries since the work was first published in 1938.
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GREEKS AND SACAS IN INDIA 259
MONOGRAMS AND FINDSPOTS 355
THE NAMES INHNH 360
AGATHOCLES PEDIGREE COINS 364
DEMETRIUS IN THE HĀTHIGUMPHĀ
ANTIOCHUS IV AND THE TEMPLE
ANTIOCHUS IV AND EUCRATIDES 164
MENANDER AND HIS KINGDOM 195
FROM TAXILA 409
Agathocles Alexander Alexander’s Alexandria Alexandria-Kapisa Antimachus Antiochus Antiochus IV Apollodorus Arachosia Asia Asiatic Asoka Babylon Babylonian Bactria Barygaza Buddha Buddhist called capital certainly Chang-k’ien Chinese coinage coins conquest death Demetrius Diodotus doubt doubtless East Egypt eparchy Eucratides Euthydemid Euthydemus fact Ferghana Gandhāra gold Greek city Greek king Greek name Greek rule Heliocles Hellenistic Hermaeus Hindu Kush Hippostratus historian horde important India Indus inscriptions invasion Iran Iranian Jaxartes Jhelum Kapisa Kharoshthi king’s kingdom known Kushan later legend Macedonian Massagetae Mathurā Maues Mauryan mean meant Menander Menander’s Merv Milinda military colony Mithridates native nomads organisation Oxus Paropamisadae Parsii Parthian Patalene Pātaliputra period Persian polis probably provinces Ptolemy Ptolemy’s Pushkalāvatī question reign route Saca Sacaraucae Sāgala satrapy second century B.C. seems Seistan Seleuceia Seleucid empire Seleucus settlement settlers Sogdiana story Strato sub-king supposed Surastrene Susa Ta-hia Taxila thing Tochari town trade Trogus West Yavana Yueh-chi Zeus