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Diodorus of Sicily. With an English translation by C.H. Oldfather [and others]. by Diodorus Siculus

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


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SeriesLoeb classical library
ContributionsOldfather, Charles Henry, 1887-
The Physical Object
Pagination12 v. fold. col. maps. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19394558M

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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 ( BCE); history to 54 BCE. Of this we have complete Books I V (Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, Greeks) and Books XI XX (Greek history /5(8). Classical Texts Library >> Diodorus Siculus, Library of History >> Book DIODORUS SICULUS was a Greek historian who flourished in Sicily in the C1st B.C. He wrote a history of the world in 40 books which included large sections devoted to myth, legend and the unusual customs of foreign tribes. Library of History (Books III - VIII). Diodorus Siculus (Greek: Διόδωρος Σικελιώτης [Diodoros Sikeliotes]) was a Greek historian, who wrote works of history between 60 and 30 BC. He is known for the monumental universal history Bibliotheca ing to Diodorus' own work, he was born at Agyrium in Sicily (now called Agira).5/5(1). Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian, the author of a universal history, Bibliothēkē (“Library”; known in Latin as Bibliotheca historica), that ranged from the age of mythology to 60 bc. Diodorus lived in the time of Julius Caesar and Augustus, and his own statements make it clear that he traveled in.

Diodorus' universal history, which he named Bibliotheca historica ("Historical Library"), was immense and consisted of 40 books, of which 1–5 and 11–20 survive: [4] fragments of the lost books are preserved in Photius and the excerpts of Constantine Porphyrogenitus. It was divided into three sections. The first six books treated the mythic history of the non-Hellenic and Hellenic tribes to. Diodorus Siculus, Books 34 & 35 (fragments covering the period - B.C.) See table of contents for some information about how this translation has been produced, and key to translations for an explanation of the format. Loeb: Diodorus of Sicily, Vol. II: Books II (Continued) IV, 58 by Sicily, Diodorus of; C. H. Oldfather, Trans. by and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Diodoros of Sicily (Diodorus Siculus), Library of History (Loeb Classical Library LCL in 10 volumes), with Greek and English translation by C.H. Oldfather.

Starting with the most meagre resources, Philip made his kingdom the greatest power in EuropeThe Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily is one of our most valuable sources from ancient times. His history, in forty volumes, was intended to range from mythological times to 60 BCE, and fifteen of The Library's forty books survive. This new translation by Robin Waterfield of books covers a vital. Book 1. 1 f. for the value of the vicarious “experience” which history stores up for readers. 3. i.e. each book was a unit. Diodorus says in another place ( 5) that each book had an Introduction. 4. No such title appears in the MSS. 5. “Three Capes”; cp. Strabo, 6. 2. 1. 6.   Author of Bibliotheca historica, Diodorus of Sicily, Diodorus Siculus, Bibliothecae historicae libri qui supersunt, e recensione Petri Wesselingii, cum interpretatione latina Laur. Rhodomani atque annotationibus variorum.., Bibliothèque historique, Biblioteca storica di Diodoro Siculo, Bibliothe que historique, The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Read more about the site’s features» Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca. 80–20 BCE, wrote forty books of world history, called Library of History, in.