Library of history [electronic resource] / Diodorus of Sicily ; general index by Russel M. Geer
- Diodorus, Siculus
- Uniform Title:
- Bibliotheca historica. English & Greek
- Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : maps
- Additional Creators:
- Geer, Russel M. (Russel Mortimer), Oldfather, Charles Henry, 1887-, Sherman, Charles Lawton, 1894-, Walton, Francis R., 1910-, and Welles, C. Bradford (Charles Bradford), 1901-1969
- Loeb Classical Library 279, 303, 340, 375, 377, 384, 389, 390, 399, 409, 422-423
- Language Note:
- Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages.
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- v. I. Books 1-2.34 / with an English translation by C.H. Oldfather -- v. II. Books 2.35-4.58 / with an English translation by C.H. Oldfather -- v. III. Books 4.59-8 / with an English translation by C.H. Oldfather -- v. IV. Books 9-12.40 / with an English translation by C.H. Oldfather -- v. V. Books 12.41-13 / with an English translation by C.H. Oldfather -- v. VI. Books 14-15.19 / with an English translation by C.H. Oldfather -- v. VII. Books 15.20-16.65 / with an English translation by Charles L. Sherman -- v. VIII. Books 16.66-17 / with an English translation by C. Bradford Welles -- v. IX. Books 18-19.65 / with an English translation by Russel M. Geer -- v. X. Books 19.66-20 / with an English translation by Russel M. Geer -- v. XI. Fragments of books 21-32 / with an English translation by Francis R. Walton -- v. XII. Fragments of books 33-40 / with an English translation by Francis R. Walton.
- Diodorus' Library of History, written in the first century BCE, is the most extensively preserved history by an ancient Greek author. The work is in three parts: mythical history to the Trojan War; history to Alexander's death (323 BCE); history to 54 BCE. Books 1-5 and 11-20 survive complete, the rest in fragments. 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.
- 9780674993075 (v.1) (print)
9780674994508 (v.11) (print)
9780674994294 (v.10) (print)
9780674994157 (v.9) (print)
9780674994645 (v.8) (print)
9780674994287 (v.7) (print)
9780674994393 (v.6) (print)
9780674994225 (v.5) (print)
9780674994133 (v.4) (print)
9780674993754 (v.3) (print)
9780674993341 (v.2) 9780674994652 (v.12) (print)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes indexes.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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