Diodorus Siculus fl. 1st century BC) or Diodorus of Sicily was a Greek historian. He is known for writing the monumental universal history Bibliotheca historica. 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. Diodorus opens the Fourth Book \^ith a defence of Diodorus took generously from a Praise of Heracles Uterary sources, a history of Sicily and the western.

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War between Sparta and Thebes, ending with the Theban victory of Leuctra. For further details on tooth care among the Romans — and an important additional source — see my note on the article Dentifricium in Smith’s Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities.

LacusCurtius • Diodorus Siculus — Book V Chapters 19‑40

The translation of Alexander’s body to Egypt. They hurl the javelin with good effect, even over a long distance, and, in fine, are doughty in dealing their blows. Consequences of the Athenian defeat in the Syracusan War. By using this site, historida agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book is devoted to two parallel narratives, one describing Agathocles’ ultimately unsuccessful invasion of Carthage, and the other devoted to the continued wars of the Diadochi, which are dominated by Antigonus Monophthalmus and Demetrius Poliorcetes.

For the difficulties in identifying Ictis, see Rev. He selected the name “Bibliotheca” in acknowledgment that he was assembling a composite work from many sources. Xerxes invades Greece and is defeated.

And when he had diododus to man’s estate and had succeeded to the throne of his fathers, he subdued a large part of the neighbouring territory and accomplished great feats in war.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After that the two areas again diverge, with the Greek narrative covering the Decelean War down to the battles of Arginusae and Aigospotami, The founding of Thurii. This people, excelling as they did in manly vigour, in ancient times possessed great territory and founded many notable cities.

Diodorus is mentioned briefly in Pliny the Elder ‘s Natural History as being singular among the Greek historians for the simple manner in which he named his work. The majority of the book is devoted to the history of the Assyriansfocussed on the mythical conquests of Ninus and Semiramisthe fall of the dynasty under the effeminate Sardanapallusand the origins of the Medes who overthrew them.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diodorus Siculus. For the period of the Successors to Alexander, BC Books XVIII-XX histkrica, he is the chief literary authority and his history of this period assumes, therefore, an importance which it does not possess for the other years.

Library of History, Volume XI

There is also no complete Greek text at sidulus single site anywhere, and in fact Book 16 seems to be altogether missing from the Web. Antigonus’s failed Egyptian campaign; Demetrius’ siege of Rhodes, eventually abandoned.

And it has come to pass that this shrine has been held in an honour beyond the ordinary, both at the time of its building and in comparatively recent days down siculua to our own lifetime. Rise of Alexander the Great: Demetrius of Phalerum had applied the riddle to the capitalists of Attica, who did not receive the returns they expected from their investments in the Attic silver-mines. The thicker the border, the more information. Before the Trojan War: Wikisource has original text related to this article: They are also boasters and threateners and are fond of pompous language, and yet they have sharp wits and are not without cleverness at learning.


Acrotatus, tyrant of Sicily.

histroica Herodotus Book II Volume 1. It then transitions into praise of Philip IIwhose involvement in the Third Sacred War and resulting rise are the main subjects of the book.

(Book V, continued)

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Diodorus claims hisyorica the central subjects of the book are negative examples, who demonstrate the truth of these remarks. The remainder of the work saw a multiplicity of translators: Although that author gives too much weight to folk memories, he does show that a close reading of Diodorus can support other identifications on and near the constantly changing coast of Cornwall.

The end has been lost, so it is unclear whether Diodorus reached the beginning of the Gallic War as he promised at the beginning of his work or, as evidence suggests, old and tired from his labours he stopped short at 60 BC. In this book, Diodorus describes the mythology of Greece. This book covers the years BC BC, describing the disputes which arose between Alexander’s generals after his death and the beginning of the Wars of the Diadochoi.