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Author Almagor, Eran, author

Title Plutarch and the Persica / Eran Almagor
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (353 pages)
Series Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia
Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia.
Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Ctesias (a); 3. Ctesias (b); 4. Deinon (a); 5. Deinon (b); 6. Heracleides; 7. Conclusions; Appendix I: Two Notes on the Cypriot War; Appendix II: Plutarch, the Persica and the Regum et Imperatorum Apophthegmata
Summary This volume addresses two historical mysteries. The first is the content and character of the fourth century BCE Greek works on the Persian Achaemenid Empire treatises called the Persica. The second is the method of work of the second century CE biographer Plutarch of Chaeronea (CE 45-120) who used these works to compose his biographies, in particular the Life of the Persian king Artaxerxes. By dealing with both issues simultaneously, Almagor proposes a new way of approaching the two entangled problems, and offers a better understanding of both the portrayal of ancient Persia in the lost Persica works and the manner of their reception and adaptation nearly five hundred years later
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Previously issued in print: 2018
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Ctesias. Persica.
Dinon, of Colophon. Fragments
Heraclides, of Cyme.
SUBJECT Heraclides, of Cyme fast
Persica (Ctesias) fast
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474437184