Abstract: Ctesias and the Eunuch In-Between

The role of the eunuch in the Achaemenid Persian court (c. 550-330) has long been highlighted, such that it is…

Cyrus, Alexander, and the King of the World

Ongoing research on Ctesias in conjunction with another project, a synthesis of Achaemenid history, reinforces the pervasive impact Near Eastern…

Of incredible and bizarre tales

I should start by noting that my post title refers to Ctesias’ work (at least in Plutarch’s estimation, Artaxerxes 1.4),…