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Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History (22 vols.)

by Siculus, Diodorus

Harvard University Press 1933–1963

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Overview

Written between 60 and 30 BC, Diodorus SiculusLibrary of History relates significant topics in world history. In this extensive work, Diodorus writes about the mythological history of people groups, including the cultures of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Scythia, Arabia, North Africa, Greece, and Europe. Diodorus also describes major events in ancient history, including the Trojan War—the source of iconic themes still discussed today. Next, he discusses the death of Alexander the Great—one of the most successful military commanders of ancient history, and the subsequent fight for control of his empire.

Diodorus Siculus is recognized for his attention to detail and faithful text compilation. The Library of History includes both vivid descriptions, and evidence of historical works that are now lost, such as the writings of Ephorus, Philistus, and Apollodorus.

This collection contains the complete texts in their Loeb Classical Library editions. Each text is included in its original Greek, with an English translation for side-by-side comparison. Use Logos’ language tools to go deeper into the Greek text with linked translations, definitions, and pronunciation tools. You can also use the dictionary lookup tool to examine difficult English words. Quick and easy access to maps and charts, as well as definitions and lexical information, allows you to understand historical events like never before.

Key Features

  • 32 Greek history texts
  • Fascinating descriptions of mythological history
  • In-depth indexes and detailed maps
  • Loeb Classical Library editions

Individual Titles

Library of History, vol. 1

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. H. Oldfather
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1933
  • Pages: 256

This volume contains C. H. Oldfather’s English translations of books 1–2.34 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Asia.

Library of History, vol. 1: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1933
  • Pages: 256

This volume contains the Greek text of books 1–2.34 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Asia.

Library of History, vol. 2

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. H. Oldfather
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1935
  • Pages: 280

This volume contains C. H. Oldfather’s English translations of books 2:35–4.58 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Asia and Aegyptus-Ethiopia.

Library of History, vol. 2: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1935
  • Pages: 280

This volume contains the Greek text of books 2:35–4.58 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Asia and Aegyptus-Ethiopia.

Library of History, vol. 3

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. H. Oldfather
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1939
  • Pages: 224

This volume contains C. H. Oldfather’s English translations of books 4.59–8 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History.

Library of History, vol. 3: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1939
  • Pages: 224

This volume contains the Greek text of books 4.59–8 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History.

Library of History, vol. 4

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. H. Oldfather
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1946
  • Pages: 240

This volume contains C. H. Oldfather’s English translations of books 9–12.40 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of the route of Xerxes, Thermopylae, the Battle of Salamis, Sicily, and Greece.

Library of History, vol. 4: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1946
  • Pages: 240

This volume contains the Greek text of books 9–12.40 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of the route of Xerxes, Thermopylae, the Battle of Salamis, Sicily, and Greece.

Library of History, vol. 5

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. H. Oldfather
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1950
  • Pages: 232

This volume contains C. H. Oldfather’s English translations of books 12.41–13 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of the Siege of Syracuse, Sicily, and Greece.

Library of History, vol. 5: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1950
  • Pages: 232

This volume contains the Greek text of books 12.41–13 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of the Siege of Syracuse, Sicily, and Greece.

Library of History, vol. 6

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. H. Oldfather
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1954
  • Pages: 200

This volume contains C. H. Oldfather’s English translations of books 14–15.19 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and a map of Sicily and Greece.

Library of History, vol. 6: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1954
  • Pages: 200

This volume contains the Greek text of books 14–15.19 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and a map of Sicily and Greece.

Library of History, vol. 7

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: Charles L. Sherman
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1952
  • Pages: 220

This volume contains Charles L. Sherman’s English translations of books 15.20–16.65 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Europe, Sicily, and Greece.

Library of History, vol. 7: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1952
  • Pages: 220

This volume contains the Greek text of books 15.20–16.65 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Europe, Sicily, and Greece.

Library of History, vol. 8

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. Bradford Welles
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1963
  • Pages: 248

This volume contains Charles L. Sherman’s English translations of books 16.66–17 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Sicily, Greece, and Alexander’s conquests.

Library of History, vol. 8: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1963
  • Pages: 248

This volume contains the Greek text of books 16.66–17 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Sicily, Greece, and Alexander’s conquests.

Library of History, vol. 9

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: Russel M. Geer
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1947
  • Pages: 216

This volume contains Russel M. Geer’s English translations of books 18–19.65 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Sicily, Greece, and Alexander’s conquests.

Library of History, vol. 9: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. H. Oldfather
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1947
  • Pages: 216

This volume contains the Greek text of books 18–19.65 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Sicily, Greece, and Alexander’s conquests.

Library of History, vol. 10

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: Russel M. Geer
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1954
  • Pages: 232

This volume contains Russel M. Geer’s English translations of books 19.66–20 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Italy, Sicily, North Africa, Hellenistic monarchies, Greece, the Aegean, and Asia Minor.

Library of History, vol. 10: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1954
  • Pages: 232

This volume contains the Greek text of books 19.66–20 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and maps of Italy, Sicily, North Africa, Hellenistic monarchies, Greece, the Aegean, and Asia Minor.

Library of History, vol. 11

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: Francis R. Walton
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1957
  • Pages: 248

This volume contains Francis R. Walton’s English translations of fragments of books 21–32 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and a map of Sicily.

Library of History, vol. 11: Greek Text

  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1957
  • Pages: 248

This volume contains the Greek text of fragments of books 21–32 of Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History, and a map of Sicily.

Product Details

  • Title: Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History (22 vols.)
  • Author: Diodorus Siculus
  • Translator: C. H. Oldfather, Charles L. Sherman, C. Bradford Welles, Russel M. Geer, and Francis R. Walton
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Volumes: 22
  • Pages: 5,192

Diodorus Siculus

Diodorus Siculus (80–20 BC) was a distinguished Greek historian. He was born in Agyrium in Sicily. Other than what can be learned from his writings, little is known of his life. Of the two known Greek inscriptions from Agyrium, one is Diodorus’ tombstone.