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Definition of Megasthene

Megasthene
Megasthene Meg"as*thene, n. [Gr. me`gas great + sthe`nos strength.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a group which includes the higher orders of mammals, having a large size as a typical characteristic.

Meaning of Megasthene from wikipedia

- Megasthenes (/mɪˈɡæsθɪniːz/ mi-GAS-thi-neez; Ancient Gr****: Μεγασθένης, c. 350BCE– c. 290 BCE) was an ancient Gr**** historian, diplomat and Indian ethnographer...
- Ἰνδικά; Latin: Indica) is an account of Mauryan India by the Gr**** writer Megasthenes. The original work is now lost, but its fragments have survived in later...
- Megasthenes' Herakles is the conventional name of an ancient Indian deity referred to by Gr**** sources such as Megasthenes. According to Arrian, Diodorus...
- smelling apples and flowers. Megasthenes and Pliny the Elder (quoting Megasthenes) mentioned these people in his Indica. Megasthenes located them at the mouth...
- in Ashoka's inscriptions, or the contemporary Gr**** accounts such as Megasthenes's Indica, but it is attested by the following sources: The Junagadh rock...
- cities in the world. As per the Gr**** diplomat, traveler and historian Megasthenes, during the Mauryan Empire (c. 320–180 BCE) it was among the first cities...
- almost entirely dismisses Megasthenes as unreliable, questioning the wording used by Megasthenes' informant and Megasthenes' interpretation of them. Timmer...
- with the Shurasenas of Mathura. This Heracles of Megasthenes and Arrian (the so called Megasthenes' Herakles) has been identified by some scholars as...
- written by Nearchus, Onesicritus, Aristobulus of C****andreia, Strabo, Megasthenes, Diodorus, Arrian, Pliny the Elder, Plutarch and Justin. Hindu texts...
- again after the fall of the Nandas. It is described as "Calingae" in Megasthenes' Indica (3rd century BCE): The Prinas and the Cainas (a tributary of...
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