Diodorus Siculus

(c.90 BCE- c.30 BCE) – Greek historian born at Agyrium in Sicily. He is famous for his monumental work on universal history called Bibliotheca historica, which ranges from the age of mythology until 60 BCE.

Diodorus Siculus (Wikipedia)
Diodorus Siculus
Diodoro siculo - storico di Agira.jpg
Diodorus Siculus as depicted in a 19th-century fresco
Bornc. 90 BC
Diedc. 30 BC (aged 60)
Known forBibliotheca historica
Scientific career
FieldsHistory
Influenced

Diodorus Siculus (/ˌdəˈdɔːrəs ˈsɪkjʊləs/; Greek: Διόδωρος Σικελιώτης Diodoros Sikeliotes) (fl. 1st century BC) 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. It is arranged in three parts. The first covers mythic history up to the destruction of Troy, arranged geographically, describing regions around the world from Egypt, India and Arabia to Greece and Europe. The second covers the Trojan War to the death of Alexander the Great. The third covers the period to about 60 BC. Bibliotheca, meaning 'library', acknowledges that he was drawing on the work of many other authors.

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