Diodorus Siculus
(841 words)

1st cent. BC; from Agyrium in Sicily;

Greek universal historian.


Of Diodorus’ complete Bibliothḗkē historikḗ in 40 books, only books 1–5 (pre-Trojan time with geography, ethnography, theology and mythology), and books 11–20 (for the period from 4…

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Pinkepank, Anne, “Diodorus Siculus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0074>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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