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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)
... Siculus [Na] Greek historian who wrote a book called World history sometime between 60 bc and 30 bc . This account included descriptions of the Celts and the Gauls which were largely based on descriptions provided by earlier writers including...
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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
... Siculus . Sicilian-born classical historian (1st cent. bc ), often cited for his commentaries on the Celts, especially the northern Gauls. His Bibliotheca Historica [Library of History] was a universal history, beginning with the earliest mythological times and running to the contemporary conquest of Gaul; of forty books thought to have been written, ten survive. See The Library of History , ed. and trans. C. H. Oldfather (Cambridge, Mass., and London,...
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)
... Siculus (1st century bc ) A Sicilian Greek historian , author of a universal history from the mythical past to 60 bc . Poggio Bracciolini 's Latin translation of the first five books, which give an account of Egypt, Assyria, and early Greece, was published in 1472 and widely read in the 16th and 17th centuries. John Skelton translated this version into English in the 1580s....
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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)
... Siculus ( 1st century bc ) A Sicilian Greek historian , author of a universal history from the mythical past to 60 bc . Poggio Bracciolini 's Latin translation of the first five books, which give an account of Egypt, Assyria, and early Greece, was published in 1472 and widely read in the 16th and 17th centuries. John Skelton translated this version into English in the...
Diodorus Siculus (c.90–c.30bce) Reference library
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
...a French translation, and commentary in French. Diodorus Siculus, Books 11–12.37.1: Greek History 480–431 B.C., the Alternative Version . Translated by Peter Green . Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006. Secondary Works Rubincam, C. I. R. “ How Many Books Did Diodorus Siculus Originally Intend to Write? ” Classical Quarterly 48 (1998): 229–233. Rubincam, C. I. R. “ The Organization and Composition of Diodorus’ Bibliotheke. ” Echos du Monde Classique 31 (1987): 313–328. Sacks, Kenneth . “Diodorus and His Sources: Conformity and Creativity.” In ...
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Kenneth S. Sacks
Who's Who in the Classical World
... Siculus , of Agyrium, Sicily (hence ‘Siculus’), is the author of the Bibliothēkē (‘Library’), a universal history from mythological times to 60 bc . Only 15 of the original 40 books survive fully (bks. 1–5; 11–20); the others are preserved in fragments. Despite his claim to cover all of known history, Diodorus concentrates on Greece and his homeland of Sicily, until the First Punic War (i.e. Roman war against Carthage), when his sources for Rome become fuller. But even in its fragmentary state, the Bibliothēkē is the most extensively preserved...
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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)
... Si'culus Sicilian Greek historian of the first century bc , contemporary with Livy, who wrote a world history ( Bibliothēkē , ‘Library’) in forty books, centred on Rome, from mythological times to 60 bc . Books 1–3 comprise the ancient legends of Asia and North Africa, books 4–6 those of Greece and Europe. All these books are fully preserved except for 6, which is fragmentary. Of particular interest are the descriptions of Egypt in book 1, based on Hecataeus , and of India in book 2. Books 7–17 cover the period from the Trojan War to Alexander the...