NUTS (Ktesias)( Greek physician and historian)
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Ctesias; Ktesias, from Cnidus in Caria after 440-after 380 g. BC. e., Greek physician and historian. Asclepiadae come from the family, medical professionals who came as slaves to the Persians, and for 17 years was the court physician of the king Ahasuerus II. - The most important piece to. was the history of Persia (Persika) in 23 books (Fr.), including not only the description of the history of the Persian kingdom from Cyrus the Elder to Artaxerxes II, but also historical information about other nations of the East, expressed in terms of the Persians. In ancient times (eg, Beroes) reproached K. neglecting the historical truth, . Although highly praised the form of his works - a relic of the Ionian and Herodotus logograph beauty of style, combined with the simplicity of presentation, . liveliness and dramatic action, . transfer eastern colors, . woven into the main text of short-story or novel motifs,
. From this perspective, to. considered the forerunner of the Hellenistic historians and the father of the Greek novel. Perhaps K. also wrote a work about India (Indika) in 1 book, containing mainly a description of flora and fauna of India, where he K. not. Many details were fantastic. Works By. widely used as a source of information about the East (Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Teopomp, Eforie, Nicholas of Damascus).