Library of History, Volume V: Books 12.41-13 (Loeb Classical Library)

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674994225
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1950
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library Series , #384
  • Edition description: 4th printing/1st pub.1950
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,026,076
  • Product dimensions: 4.51 (w) x 6.67 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

The Library Of History

Book XII (41-84)

Book XIII

Index Of Proper Names

Maps

Siege of Syracuse

Sicily and Greece

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