Thanks. Much of ancient and classical intellectual history is truly philology with archeology. I’ve always been fascinated by it but was too busy with other things to do more than dabble.
I took some time deciding how to write about the Pyrrho study. It’s well written but fully academic so I wanted to see if I could build a more generally interesting piece on it. I really didn’t expect much interest but the first responses asked for more. Now I’m trying to decide how to continue it. But that is fun.
I’ll check the the books you recommended. There are many threads between the Mediterranean and the Indian and Chinese kingdoms. The cross influence is very obvious but mostly ignored for the last two thousand years in the West.