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Diodorus’ Sources

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, firstly the sources Diodorus himself used -about 144 different authors can be recognised as sources for the Historical Library- are examined. Next the reception of this work in the ... More


Introduction: Diodorus’ Work and Our Sources

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction discusses what is known at present of Diodorus’ life and his work, the methods he used to apply structure to his work, and the views that guided him. Furthermore, ample attention is ... More


Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More


Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Marc Van De Mieroop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

There is a growing recognition that philosophy isn’t unique to the West, that it didn’t begin only with the classical Greeks, and that Greek philosophy was influenced by Near Eastern traditions. Yet ... More


Conclusion

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

It is futile to try and determine to which category of authors most ancient authors, emphatically including Diodorus of Sicily, belong. What is possible, is to value the account of ancient authors as ... More


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