Library of History, Volume IV: Books 9-12.40 available in Hardcover
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Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca. 8020 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 IV (Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, Greeks) and Books XIXX (Greek history 480302 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.
About the Author
Charles Henry Oldfather (1887–1954) was Professor of Ancient History at the University of Nebraska.
Table of Contents
Fragments Of Books IX, X
A Partial Index Of Proper Names
Maps Of The Areas Described In Vol. IV.
1. Route Of Xerxes (From Herodotus III, L.C.L.)
2. Thermopylae (From C.A.H. 4, P. 293)
3. Battle Of Salamis (From Herodotus IV, L.C.L.)
4. Sicily And Greece (From Diodorus III, L.C.L.)