Library of History, Volume VII: Books 15.20-16.65

Library of History, Volume VII: Books 15.20-16.65

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674994287
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1952
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #389
Edition description: 5th printing/1st pub.1952
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 367,513
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Charles Lawton Sherman (1894–1954) was Professor of Latin, History, and Political Science at Amherst College.

Table of Contents

The Library Of History

Book XV (continued)

Book XVI. 1-65

Index Of Names

Maps

Europe

Sicily and Greece

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