Library of History, Volume VI: Books 14-15.19

Library of History, Volume VI: Books 14-15.19

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780674994393
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1954
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #399
Edition description: 4th printing/1st pub.1954
Pages: 400
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


Library Of History

Book XIV

Book XV (1-19)

Index Of Proper Names

Map Of Sicily And Greece

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