Historical library the historical library of diodorus siculus is a detailed account of greek and roman history down to the authors own time about 60 b. In this year the lacedaemonians, now that for no good reason they had lost the command of the sea. Diodorus siculus primary author only author division. Diodorus siculus, greek historian of agyrium in sicily, ca. Diodorus siculus diodorus, siculus the online books page. The historical library of diodorus the sicilian html with commentary at perseus diodorus, siculus. Books twentyone to forty, which brought the work down to diodorus own lifetime, terminating around 60 bc, are. Translation and commentary, diodorus siculus bibliotheke book 12. Diodorus siculus and the world of the late roman republic.
Until it can be shown otherwise, i am inclined to think that plato did not know precisely where atlantis had been located but used the term beyond the pillars of herakles as indicative of a place outside the ambit of what was then current greek maritime. Diodorus siculus, greek historian, the author of a universal history, bibliotheke library. Diodorus siculus diodorus, siculus a wikipedia article about this author is available diodorus, siculus. Delphi complete works of diodorus siculus illustrated ebook written by diodorus siculus. Ancient history, history, early works to 1800, world history, kings and. Bradford welles translator and a great selection of related. Lacuscurtius diodorus siculus book xviii chapters 1. Though also including in the early books studies of topography, zoology, ethnography, and paradoxography, he considers the first six books devoted primarily to the recitation of myth and legend prior to the trojan war.
Aims, achievements, criticism the persian wars and the pentekontaetia translation and commentary, diodorus siculus bibliotheke book 11. The greek historian diodorus siculus composed the monumental universal history bibliotheca historica, which comprises the mythic history of the nonhellenic and hellenic tribes. The historical library of diodorus the sicilian, in fifteen books london. Unfortunately the second half books 2140 has only survived in fragments, but even these fragments represent one of the most important sources for the history of the.
Mar 31, 2017 author of bibliotheca historica, diodorus of sicily, diodorus siculus, bibliothecae historicae libri qui supersunt, e recensione petri wesselingii, cum interpretatione latina laur. Diodorus great work spans the destruction of troy, the glories of alexander the great, the history and culture of ancient egypt and the near east and the. Diodorus siculus was a greek historian from sicily whose sole suriving work, the historial library, aimed to relate the mytholoy and history of the whole world. An english translation of books 2 is already available online, on the. Diodorus siculus is currently considered a single author. Diodorus siculus, library, book xiii, contents of the. Diodoros sikeliotes or diodorus of sicily was a greek historian. He is known for writing the monumental universal history bibliotheca historica, much of which survives, between 60 and 30 bc. In the prooemium to book i, diodorus announces that he will begin thebibliothekewith a systematic treatment of the mythologies of the world i 3. According to diodorus own work, he was born at agyrium in sicily now called agira. Composition, antecedents, influences the bibliotheke ii. See table of contents for some information about how this translation has been produced, and key to translations for an explanation of the format.
The first six books are geographical in theme, and describe the history and culture of egypt book i, of mesopotamia, india. Diodorus siculus, bibliotheca historica, books iv, book 1, chapter pr. Greek history, 480431 bcthe alternative version translated with introduction and commentary by peter green 2006. Ursinus, volume 1 volume 1 of the historical library of diodorus the sicilian, in fifteen books, diodorus siculus. Contents of the twelfth book of diodorus chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 chapter 5 chapter 6 chapter 7 chapter 8 chapter 9 chapter 10 chapter 11 chapter 12 chapter chapter 14 chapter 15 chapter 16 chapter 17 chapter 18 chapter 19 chapter 20 chapter 21 chapter 22. Lp0048 amazons versus atlantis forgotten legends, from diodorus siculus library of history duration. On the ethiopians who dwell beyond libya and their antiquities book iii, chaps. Bibliotheca historica is a work of universal history by diodorus siculus. Of this we have complete books iv egyptians, assyrians, ethiopians, greeks and books xixx greek history 480. Diodorus siculus simple english wikipedia, the free. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read delphi complete works of diodorus siculus illustrated. Each book is further subdivided into chapters and sections.
He wrote, in greek, a world history in 40 books, ending with caesars gallic wars. Delphi complete works of diodorus siculus illustrated by. The myth of alexander hist 225 fall 2011 sources for knowing alex lost historians callisthenes of olynthus nephew of aristotle 360328 bce nearchus served on campaign 360300 bce cleitarchus official campaign historian wrote for ptolemy i soter extant historians diodorus siculus, book 17 c. The first covers mythic history up to the destruction of troy, arranged geographically, describing regions. Arguing for a thorough critical reappraisal of diodorus as a minor but far from idiotic historian himself, peter green published diodorus siculus, books 1112. Contents preface abbreviations introduction diodorus siculus. To which are added the fragments of diodorus, and those published by h. His work has been characterised as uncritical but we are reasonably certain of some details. Index page to greek text and translation of diodorus siculus, books 33 40. A commentary volume 1 of diodorus siculus volume 1 of diodorus siculus.
He is known for the monumental universal history bibliotheca historica. Contents of the thirteenth book of diodorus chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 chapter 5 chapter 6 chapter 7 chapter 8 chapter 9 chapter 10 chapter 11 chapter 12 chapter chapter 14 chapter 15 chapter 16 chapter 17 chapter 18 chapter 19 chapter 20 chapter 21 chapter. The first six books treated the mythic history of the nonhellenic and hellenic tribes to. Table of contents for diodorus siculus, books 1112. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Diodorus siculus, library, book xii, contents of the. Diodorus siculus, book 36 fragments covering the period 104 98 b. Diodoros sikeliotes was a greek historian, who wrote works of history between 60 and 30 bc. Book 36 of diodorus siculus historical library, translated into english. With one exception, antiquity affords no further information about his life and doings beyond in his work. Of this we have complete books i v egyptians, assyrians, ethiopians, greeks and books xi xx greek history 480 302. The first six books are geographical in theme, and describe the history and culture of egypt book i, of mesopotamia, india, scythia, and arabia ii, of north africa iii. Diodorus siculus, the library of history, books ii. Diodorus siculus or diodorus of sicily was a greek historian.
Fully preserved are books iv and xixx, which cover egyptian, mesopotamian, indian, scythian, arabian, and north african history and parts of greek and roman history. He is known for writing the universal history bibliotheca historica, much of which survives, between 60 and 30 bc. Diodorus lived in the time of julius caesar and augustus, and his own statements make it clear that he traveled in. Complete works of diodorus siculus delphi classics ebook. The first part covers mythic history up to the destruction of troy. Diodorus sicily english translation c h oldfather, used. Diodorus siculus article about diodorus siculus by the. The first six books treated the mythic history of the nonhellenic and hellenic tribes to the destruction of. Contents of the thirteenth book of diodorus chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 chapter 5 chapter 6 chapter 7 chapter 8. It is arranged geographically, describing regions around the world including egypt, india, arabia, greece and europe. In book iv, diodorus discusses the history of the argonauts in rationalizing style. Diodorus took generously from a praise of heracles. Diodorus of sicily loeb classical library volume 12 of diodorus of sicily in twelve volumes, charles henry oldfather diodorus of sicily, charles henry oldfather volume 12 of diodorus of sicily. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us.46 556 28 417 921 1254 1127 802 777 574 1184 550 368 51 1226 1485 1535 202 901 1483 225 1231 467 991 1008 1048 1155 409 1271 1299 1240 162 815 706 1489 1431