Diodorus Siculus 2.38.3-4
 The most learned men among the Indians recount a myth which it may be appropriate to set forth in brief form. This, then, is what they say: In the earliest times, when the inhabitants of their land were still dwelling in scattered clan-villages, Dionysos came to them from the regions to the west of them with a notable army; and he traversed all India, since there was as yet no notable city which would have been able to oppose him.  But when an oppressive heat came and the soldiers of Dionysos were being consumed by a pestilential sickness, this leader, who was conspicuous for his wisdom, led his army out of the plains into the hill-country; here, where cool breezes blew and the spring waters flowed pure at their very sources, the army got rid of its sickness. The name of this region of the hill-country, where Dionysos relieved his forces of the sickness, is Meros; and it is because of this fact that the Greeks have handed down to posterity in their account of this god the story that Dionysos was nourished in a thigh.
השווה לתקציר מתוכן העניינים של ספר 17:
Diod. Contents to book 17 (2.33): ὡς τὴν Νυσίαν ὀνομαζομένην πόλιν εὐεργέτησε διὰ τὴν ἀπὸ Διονύσου συγγένειαν
כיצד היטיב (אלכסנדר) עשׂות עם העיר הנקראת נֻסיאה, בשל (ראיית) שותפות-קרבה מן הדיוניסוס.
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קומנטאר על ספר II של דיודורוס: Murphy 1989