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Candragupta Maurya

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(r. c.317–297bce)

The emperor who founded the Mauryan dynasty, establishing his capital at Pāṭaliputra (modern Patnā), and eventually conquering and ruling over much of northern...

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council

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A formal meeting of bishops and representatives of several Churches convened for the purpose of regulating doctrine or discipline. General or Oecumenical Councils are assemblies of bishops...

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Maurya Empire

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The first unifying, imperial dynasty in India, c.321–180 bce. Its founder was Chandragupta (d. c.297); his grandson was Aśoka.

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Megasthenes

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Hinduism.

Greek ambassador at the court of Chandragupta Maurya at Pāṭaliputra,c.302 bce. His account of his travels throughout N. India, Indica, is an important historical resource on Mauryan India.

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Sthaviravāda

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One of two early Buddhist schools into which the community split at the Buddhist Council of Pātaliputra, the other being Mahāsāṅghika. The cause of the split is uncertain, but probably ...

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