At one place, it is said that there was a rapport among these places India-Syria-Palestine and even up to Egypt, but at other place, the Indian thought, that the Indian had Greeks and Greeks had Indians, is dismissed.What prevents to agree that both hold up mirror to almost the same culture, though diverse in its practice, right from the belief of Greeks, viz., 'the sense of many gods are there near at hand' to various gods, to their names, to the epical literature, and also to myths and legends and dramas etc, is unknown.But when it comes to dating and mapping 'the earliest date known for certain in Indian history is the invasion of Alexander in 326 BCE...' and 'The chronology has been built up form the identification of Sandracrottus of Greek writers with Chandragupta Mauryan...
Peculiarly these sixteen Janapada-s did not contain the names of Yavana, Shaka provinces in atlases.'The Greeks, evidently descended from tribes who had come westwards from the early home of Indo-Europeans in South-Central-Asia, first settled in the land which we know as Greece about 2000 BCE....' according to The Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends of All Nations, Kaye & Ward Ltd., London.Their history about Ion, the king of Helice, and his war with Elsenians, the confederacy of Lonia in Asia Minor etc., speaks about their origin and shuffling, i.e., from east to west and again from west to east.On seeing the names like this Yavana, Shaka etc., some hold the view that Ramayana was written more lately to Greek's invasion on India. ' says: 'If I call the invasion which is generally called the invasion of the Shakas, or the Scythians, or the Indo-Scythians, or Turushkas, the Turanian invasion...who took possession of India, from about first century BCE to the third century BCE.
Again classifying Sanskrit literature he says, 'we divide the whole of the Sanskrit literature into there two periods, one anterior to the great Turanian invasion, the other posterior to it, we may call the former period as ancient and natural, that of the later modern and artificial.' Thus, Ramayana belonged to the modern and artificial literary period and Veda-s to ancient.
According to Indians the Turushkas are not the Scythians but Turkish, and the Yavanas, are clearly the Greek.
Michelson in his 'Linguistic Archaisms of the Ramayana...'adds another phase called Epical period.
Thus, there are three, Vedic, Epical, and the rest of it is modern and artificial.
At the same time Max Muller says: 'At the time of Solomon, there was a channel of communication open between India and Syria and Palestine is established beyond doubt, I believe, by certain Sanskrit words which occur in the Bible such as ivory, apes, peacock, and sandalwood, which, taken together, could not have been exported from any country but India...' So Solomon, Bible, Turanian invasion, and Ramayana...
all occasioned at one time, i.e., around 0 BCE So many professors, so many researchers have not said a date agreeable to Indians as well as to the world.