He was controverted by Ctesias, who, however, has mistaken mythology for history, and Greek romance owed to him its Ninus and Semiramis, its Ninyas and Sardanapalus.
NINUS, in Greek mythology, the eponymous founder of Nineveh, and thus the city itself personified.
After the death of Ninus, Semiramis, who was accused of causing it, erected to him a temple-tomb, nine stades high and ten stades broad, near Babylon.
Another Ninus is described by some authorities as the last king of Nineveh, successor of Sardanapalus.
M 3 ' 4, in classical authors Nivos, Ninus; LXX.
It began with Ninus, the founder of Nineveh, and ended at about the same point as Livy (A.D.
14, where the arrangement of Armenian provinces, I., II., III., IV., introduced in the year 536, is carried back to Aram, an older contemporary of Ninus; and in the passage iii.
6 ff.) narrates a war waged by Ninus and Semiram, against the king of Bactria (whom some later authors, e.g.
The Greek theory, which relegates Zoroaster to the mists of antiquity, or even to the perioc of the fabulous Ninus and Semiramis, is equally valueless Even the statement that he came from the north-west of Medif (the later Atropatene), and his mother from Rai (Rhagae) in eastern Media, must be considered as problematic in the extreme Our only trustworthy information is to be gleaned from his OWl testimony and from the history of his religion.
From the first year of Ninus' reign until the rebuilding of Babylon by Semiramis there were sixty-four years; the same between the first of Procas and the building of Rome.