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Published: 04 July 2019

624 Pages | 6 map


ISBN: 9780198759881

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The Library, Books 16-20

Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Successors

Diodorus Siculus
Robin Waterfield

Oxford World's Classics

  • The first translation of the Library for over fifty years, by the acknowledged best contemporary translator of ancient Greek prose
  • A fluent and readable translation accompanied by textual notes, glossary, chronologies, maps, and an index of proper names
  • A comprehensive introduction covering Diodorus' life and times, examining the kind of universal history he was intending to write, his use of his sources, and his moralizing tendency, and assesses his value as a historian
  • Explanatory notes forming an introduction to the history of the period, and point out when Diodorus needs factual corrections

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