Diodorus Siculus: Library of History by Diodorus Siculus, Charles L. Sherman

By Diodorus Siculus, Charles L. Sherman

Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca. 80–20 BCE, wrote 40 books of worldwide historical past, referred to as Library of historical past, in 3 elements: legendary heritage of peoples, non-Greek and Greek, to the Trojan battle; background to Alexander's dying (323 BCE); background to fifty four BCE. Of this we have now whole Books I–V (Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, Greeks) and Books XI–XX (Greek heritage 480–302 BCE); and fragments of the remainder. He was once an uncritical compiler, yet used strong resources and reproduced them faithfully. he's necessary for info unrecorded in different places, and as facts for works now misplaced, specially writings of Ephorus, Apollodorus, Agatharchides, Philistus, and Timaeus.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Diodorus Siculus is in twelve volumes.

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