1957 · Oxford
This book tells the story of the rise and fall of an adventurous people — the Indo-Greeks. Setting up a kingdom in Bactria on the ruins of Alexander's empire they crossed the Hindu Kush and, in the 2nd century B.C., succeeded in occupying much of the Upper Indus Valley and the Punjab, and made dangerous but unsuccesful raids on the Ganges Valley, once even reaching the great city of Pataliputra (Patna)."
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine; front board slightly warped. In original (price-clipped) dust jacket; age-toned, edgeworn and stained in small areas to spine, small hole in hinge of front panel. Offsetting to front free endpaper. (Inventory #: 38249)