Ctesias of Cnidus
(480 words)

5th/4th cent. BC;

Greek writer and author of historical narratives.


Of his three attested works (Indiká; Persiká; Períodos), the specific qualities of the Description of the Earth (Períodos) are impossible to assess. By contrast, the History of India (Indiká) and the History of the Persians (Persiká), though lost as complet…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Ctesias of Cnidus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0069>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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