Library of History, Volume II: Books 2.35-4.58

Library of History, Volume II: Books 2.35-4.58

Hardcover(6th printing/1st pub.1935)



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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ISBN-13: 9780674993341
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1935
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #303
Edition description: 6th printing/1st pub.1935
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x 1.19(d)

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Charles Henry Oldfather (1887–1954) was Professor of Ancient History at the University of Nebraska.

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