The founding of Nineveh and Babylon in Greek historiography 1

@article{Vlaardingerbroek2004TheFO,
  title={The founding of Nineveh and Babylon in Greek historiography 1},
  author={Menko Vlaardingerbroek},
  journal={Iraq},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={233 - 241}
}
“Well, as for Nineveh, skipper, it was wiped out long ago. There's not a trace of it left, and one can't even guess where it was. Babylon's over there [pointing it out], the place with great towers and a huge wall round it — but before long it will be just as hard to find as Nineveh” (Lucianus Charon 23). Lucianus evidently did not know much about the Assyrian Empire and its capital Nineveh. The same goes for most Greek authors. Xenophon passed by Mespila, which he calls a Median city, without… Expand
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