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Ctesias

(tē`shēəs, tē`sēəs), fl. 400 B.C., Greek historian and physician of Cnidus. He lived many years in the Persian court. He tended Artaxerxes II when he was wounded in the battle of Cunaxa (401 B.C.). In 398 he was sent by the Persians as envoy to Evagoras and Conon. Of Ctesias' histories only Photius' abridgments of Persica and Indica remain; in them Ctesias hoped to show Herodotus' unreliability.
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Ctesias of Cnidus was a doctor to the Persian king Artaxerxes II at the turn of the fourth century BCE.
Ctesias afirma haber visto con sus propios ojos la mayoria de estas cosas.
Ctesias, for example, relates that pantarb stones had the power of attracting others to them (Jacoby F.
Babylonian history in the third book, demonstrating that he candidly treated the period of Assyrian domination of Babylon, recognizing Assyrian kings who ruled Babylon as legitimate Babylonian kings, while at the same time critiquing the exclusion of Babylon from the theory of the succession of empires from Assyria to the Medes found in Greek historians such as Herodotus and Ctesias.
Nearly 60 dermestid species have been found in the Himalayan Region (Hava 2009), representing 9 genera, such as Dermestes Linnaeus, Thorictodes Reitter, Attagenus Latreille, Anthrenus Geoffroy, Evorinea Beal, Orphinus Motschulsky, Ctesias Stephens, and Trogoderma Dejean.
Apolodoro representava para a historia do Imperio Parto o que Berossos representava para a historia da Anatolia e Ctesias de Cnido para a historia da Mesopotamia no periodo helenistico (KNIPPSCHILD 2010, p.
Sobre la posibilidad de que los Hemikynes (medio perros) o Kinokephaloi (cabezas de perro) de los que hablaron Hesiodo, Estrabon o Ctesias se hallen en el origen del nombre y el imaginario caninos de los cinicos, vease White (1991:50) y Romm (2000:177).
19) Se sabe que Ctesias de Cnido, un medico griego que en el siglo V a.
Ejercio una gran influencia sobre autores posteriores a traves de su "Agesilao", las "Helenicas" y la "Anabasis", en donde menciona a Ctesias.
De acuerdo con Irene Pajon-Layra, el gusto por lo asombroso e insolito que fascina a los griegos desde la antiguedad, logra "un rango cientifico con los primeros historiadores y geografos, de entre los cuales Herodoto y Ctesias son los ejemplos mas notables" (2009, p.
tales como Helanico de Lesbos, Hipis de Regio, Antioco de Siracusa, Teagenes de Regio, Estesimbroto de Tasos, Anaximandro el Joven, Simonides el Joven, Herodoro de Heraclea, Ion de Quios, Eforo, Teopompo de Quios, Ctesias de Cnido, Filisto de Siracusa, Atanis de Siracusa, Timonides de Leucade, Artandro, Clidemo, Androcion, Fanodemo, Anaximenes de Lampsaco (quien es mas conocido por su texto sobre retorica).
Greek novelists and historians of the Roman Imperial period, working with source materials derived in large from, most probably, the fourth-century BCE Persica of Ctesias, Dinon, and Heraclides of Cumae recognized that bona fide royal Achaemenid women had been part of a tightly regulated court society in which their high rank was emphasized by, partly, the women's avoidance of the public gaze.