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Library of History : Volume 1 - Siculus Diodorus

Library of History

Volume 1

By: Siculus Diodorus, C.H. Oldfather (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674993075
Number Of Pages: 512

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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.

Introduction
The Library Of History
1-34 Index Maps Egypt And Ethiopia Asia
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ISBN: 9780674993075
ISBN-10: 0674993071
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.02 x 11.58  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Type: New edition

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