Ctesias, son of Ctesiarchus or Ctesiochus, from Cnidus, doctor, who
attended Artaxerxes – called Mnemnon – and wrote a History of Persia
in 23 books.
T1b. Tzetzes, Chiliades, 1.85-89
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Ctesias, the doctor, son of Ctesiochus,
Having left the city of Cnidus on Cyprus,
While ﬁghting alongside Cyrus, was seized by Artaxerxes,
And lived among the Persians for 17 years,
And wrote a History of Persia in 23 books . . .