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Published by Harvard University Press, W. Heinemann, ltd. in Cambridge, Mass, London .
Written in English


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Greek and English on opposite pages

Statementwith an English translation by C. H. Oldfather
SeriesThe Loeb classical library. [Greek authors]
ContributionsOldfather, Charles Henry, 1887-
The Physical Object
Pagination12 v.
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14626482M
LC Control Number48030124

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Diodorus' Library of History takes up twelve volumes in the Loeb series. Diodorus was a Sicilian who wrote a universal history sometime in the first century BC. His work covers both Roman and Greek history and is useful for providing a general Mediterranean view of classical history/5(8). 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. Diodorus Siculus. Library of History (Books III - VIII). Translated by Oldfather, C. H. Loeb Classical Library Volumes and The 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 period in European history. 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).4/5.

—How Themistocles outgeneralled Xerxes and the Greeks conquered the barbarians in the naval battle of Salamis (chaps. ). —How Xerxes, leaving Mardonius behind as commander, withdrew with a portion of his army to Asia (chap. 19). —How the Carthaginians with great armaments made war upon Sicily . 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. Diodorus Siculus, Library ("Agamemnon", "Hom. Od. ", "denarius") All Search Options [view abbreviations] Fragments of Book 9 Fragments of Book 10 Fragments of Uncertain Provenience Book XI Book XII Book XIII Book XIV Book XV Book XVI Book XVII chapter: chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4. i.e. Mount Eryx, at the north-west corner of Sicily, now Mt. San Giuliano. The chequered career of Dorieus, of the royal line of Sparta and so a Heraclid, is given in some detail in Herodotus 5. No account of this is in the extant portions of Diodorus.

  Diodoros of Sicily (Diodorus Siculus), Library of History (Loeb Classical Library LCL in 10 volumes), with Greek and English translation by C.H. Oldfather. Skip to main content This banner text can have markup. 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. Diodorus Siculus, (flourished 1st century bc, Agyrium, Sicily), 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 Siculus (/ˌdaɪəˈdɔːrəs ˈsɪkjʊləs/; Koinē Greek: διόδωρος σικελιώτης Diodoros Sikeliotes) (fl. 1st century BCE) or Diodorus of Sicily was an ancient Greek historian. He is known for writing the monumental universal history Bibliotheca historica, much of which survives, between 60 and 30 BCE. It is arranged in three : c. 90 BC, Agira, Sicily.