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Library of History, Volume IV: Books 9-12.40

Library of History, Volume IV: Books 9-12.40

by Diodorus Siculus, C. H. OldfatherDiodorus Siculus


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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: 9780674994133
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1946
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #375
Edition description: 5th printing/1st pub.1946
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

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

Book XI

Book XII

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.)

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