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By Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones,James Robson

Towards the top of the 5th century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 e-book History of Persia. Ctesias is a impressive determine: he lived and labored within the Persian courtroom and, as a physician, tended to the world’s strongest kings and queens. His place gave him exact perception into the workings of Persian courtroom lifestyles and entry to the gossip and scandal surrounding Persian heritage and court docket politics, prior and current. His History of Persia was once accomplished at a time while the Greeks have been desirous about Persia and turns out a great deal to cater to modern curiosity in Persian wealth and opulence, robust Persian girls, the establishment of the harem, kings and queens, eunuchs and mystery plots.

Presented the following in English translation for the 1st time with commentaries, Ctesias bargains a desirable perception into Persia within the 5th century BC.

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