The Greeks in Bactria and India [Second Edition]

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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
CONCLUSION 331
ARISTEAS 335
MONOGRAMS AND FINDSPOTS 355
THE NAMES INHNH 360
AGATHOCLES PEDIGREE COINS 364
DEMETRIUS IN THE HĀTHIGUMPHĀ
ANTIOCHUS IV AND THE TEMPLE

INDIA 125
ANTIOCHUS IV AND EUCRATIDES 164
MENANDER AND HIS KINGDOM 195
228
FROM TAXILA 409
COINS 417
381 424
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Sir William Woodthorpe Tarn (26 February 1869 - 7 November 1957), usually cited as W. W. Tarn, was a British classical scholar and a writer.

Born in London in 1869, he wrote extensively on the Hellenistic world, particularly on Alexander the Great. He also researched extensively on the history of the Greco-Bactrians and Indo-Greeks, thereby documenting a nearly lost area of history.

He was a Fellow of the British Academy (1928).

He died in Muirtown in 1957 at the age of 88.

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