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+ Indian , Indians , Indica
Calanus, an Indian sage accompanying Alexander, commits suicide.
heir armies: the wife of the Indian general Ceteus is burnt on his
Sandracottus frees India from Macedonian control.
Fighting between Seleucus and the Indian king Sandracottus.
voyage of Euhemerus in the Indian Ocean, in which he discovers the
Sandracottus conquers most of India.
Megasthenes stays in India as Seleucus' ambassador to Sandracottus.
Seleucus unsuccessfully attempts to transplant Indian perfume trees.
explorations of Demodamas, along the river Jaxartes and in India.
figs, and a sophist from the Indian king "Amitrochates" ( Bindusara
bilingual inscription of the Indian emperor Asoka at Kand
eus sends Dionysius as ambassador to the court of the king of India.
Antiochus encourages exploration of the Indian Ocean.
Antiochus reaches India.
Menander, the future Greek king of India, in a town called Kalasi.
Demetrius of Bactria conquers part of India.
large areas of Media and the East, as far as the borders of India.
The widespread conquests of Menander in India.
The cities of India honour Menander after his death.
The first voyage of Eudoxus, sailing from Egypt to India.
Pompeius investigates the trade routes to India.
Metellus Celer meets some Indian traders in Gaul.
the son of Agenor the part of India bordering on Parapami
ocottus, the king of the Indians, sent to Seleucus; which
the second book of his Indian History, says - "Among the
urn of Dionysus from the Indians was represented, there
the columns were all made of Indian stone. And near to
saying that he turned to Indian revellings and drunkenness
to it; and also some of the Indian tribes did so. And
pes made of emeralds and Indian carbuncles, and all sorts
the wife of the king of India, when dying, entrusted her
portray Dionysus and the Indians, and the story of Pentheu
ochates, the king of the Indians, wrote to Antiochus, entr
before him, as far as to India, where Porus reigned former
earlier [than Vergilius] of Indians. [514-15] PRISCIANU
the fourth book of his Indian History, in which he tries
of Asia, except for the Indians; [p57] and she died in
ion into the land of the Indians, how she was defeated and
itants of Asia, except for the Indians. It can be shown
ians and Porus the king of the Indians. He conquered all
Caspian Gates He gave India around the river Hydaspes
rule over the part of India which extends beyond the
first received a legation of Indians.  Nero, the vil
nder, even reached the ends of India. He established a fle
.  Alexander's war in India against Porus and Tax
[not in Ar.] The Indians sent envoys to Augustus to ask
conquered not only Persia but India too. After that do
when you were wounded in India, and Peucestes lay near you
she even made war upon India, into which no prince, exce
his friends as governor of the Indians on the coast. As
then marched into India, that he might have his empire
was one of the kings of India, named Porus, equally disti
made an expedition into India, which, after the death of
nquered the Persians and Indians, and when all trembled
Persians, Bactrians, and Indians, and all Asia to the utmo
ia, and the countries of India, the present governors were
nder, on his return from India, had written certain letter
rancae, the Arei and the Indians, they were at last overco
so-called Brahmins in India, men scrupulously attentive
uered all the regions of India and their kingdoms; and he
lms of the Parthians and Indians, so that, with them also
(62) and strategos of the Indian and Red Sea, have come
(c. 246) ese countries and of Indian elephants,and having ma
root was brought from India, which they chopped up and
ions which bordered upon India, and the provinces about
eady commanded Asia from India to the Syrian Sea, how sord
the sole direction of an Indian expedition ; and upon the
ook captive an excellent Indian archer who said he could
Polyaen_* 01.1.1-3 *
the cities during his Indian expedition, Dionysus dress
conquerors. & In India Heracles adopted a daughter, whom
Antigonus ordered the Indians, when they trained up the
from Africa, and partly from India, through Antiochus
whole country from Taurus to India, without a single eng
wards he conquered India and founded the city of Alexandri
west, although in the east the Indian region is broader.
line of argument that India has the advantage of being
tries of Bactrians, and of the Indians, and the palace of
ied: "Poros, king of the Indians, sends greetings to Dariu
made an expedition against the Indians. Greek version
nquer Porus, king of the Indians.' And having said this,
rmy and went straight to India, upon learning that Porus
ing experiences in the land of India. For when we came to
of which were of shiny black Indian wood. And there were
we made an expedition to the Indians and we found their
reen stone and the wall was of Indian stone. In the centre
nder appoints as king of India, the part lying along the
}, on the coasting voyage to India. A city in Opianē
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