Only Nixon could go to Greco-Bactria

Military History Carnival #23 has been posted at The Edge of the American West and H-War. My eye was immediately drawn to a post (more of an article, really) on the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom at Sparta: Journal of Ancient Spartan and Greek History. This was a remnant of Alexander the Great's conquests in central Asia in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, which was mostly Hellenistic in culture but also incorporated local influences. I've always found the Greco-Bactrians fascinating; one day I'll have to learn more about them.

I neglected to take note of last month's Military History Carnival 22 at Thompson-Werk. I recommend The Edge of the American West's own post on the wit and wisdom of Richard M. Nixon (though for genuine wit and and perhaps wisdom, he's not a patch on Australia's own Paul J. Keating).

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3 thoughts on “Only Nixon could go to Greco-Bactria

  1. Erik Lund

    Moda Sattva, an Indian scholar (enthusiast?) is pushing the argument that the early Greco-Bactrians are the people we vaguely know in history as Mauryans. The key claim is that Diodotus I is the same person as the Emperor Ashoka, the Devadutta.
    He's admittedly picked some strange an inappropriate places to publicise his theories (blogs, Wikipedia), but he may also be having trouble gaining traction in Indian academe.

  2. Post author

    Thanks, it's an interesting idea, and makes sense based on what I know of Indian history (i.e. next to nothing). And it's no more poorly written than the post I linked to ...

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