Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #shitancientpeoplewrote

Most recents (1)

Did you know that a late 2c. BCE pillar standing in Besnagar (central #India) supports an inscription in Prākrit that was commissioned by Heliodoros, a "Greek" ("yona") ambassador of the Indo-Greek king Antialkidas from Taxila (#Pakistan)? ✍🏽🇮🇳🇵🇰🇬🇷#shitancientpeoplewrote
"This Garuḍa pillar of Vāsudeva, the god of gods,
was constructed here by Heliodora [Hēliodoros], the Bhāgavata,
son of Diya [Diōn], of Takhkhasilā [Taxila],
the Greek ambassador who came from the Great King
Aṃtalikita [Antialkidas] ..." 2/
..."to King
Kāsīputra [Kāsīputra] Bhāgabhadra, the Savior,
prospering in (his) fourteenth year."
Salomon 1998 transl., from Rachel Mairs' 2014 excellent book "The Hellenistic Far East" 3/
Read 7 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!