Library of History, Volume IX: Books 18-19.65 (Loeb Classical Library)

Library of History, Volume IX: Books 18-19.65 (Loeb Classical Library)

by Diodorus Siculus
     
 

Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca. 80—20 BCE, wrote forty books of world history, called Library of History, in three parts: mythical history of peoples, non-Greek and Greek, to the Trojan War; history to Alexander's death (323 BCE); history to 54 BCE. Of this we have complete Books I—V (Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians

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Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca. 80—20 BCE, wrote forty books of world history, called Library of History, in three parts: mythical history of peoples, non-Greek and Greek, to the Trojan War; history to Alexander's death (323 BCE); history to 54 BCE. Of this we have complete Books I—V (Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, Greeks) and Books XI—XX (Greek history 480—302 BCE); and fragments of the rest. He was an uncritical compiler, but used good sources and reproduced them faithfully. He is valuable for details unrecorded elsewhere, and as evidence for works now lost, especially writings of Ephorus, Apollodorus, Agatharchides, Philistus, and Timaeus.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Diodorus Siculus is in twelve volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674994157
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1947
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #377
Edition description:
4th printing/1st pub.1947
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
873,293
Product dimensions:
4.35(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.80(d)

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