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Semiramis' legacy : the history of Persia according to Diodorus of Sicily

Author: Diodore de Sicile; Jan Pieter Stronk
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Series: Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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There are only a few detailed histories of Persia from Ancient Greek historiography that have survived time. Diodorus of Sicily, a first century BC author, is the only one to have written a comprehensive history (the Bibliotheca Historica or Historical Library) in which more than cursory attention is paid to Persia. The Bibliotheca Historica covers the entire period from Persia's prehistory until the arrival of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Diodorus, Siculus.; Diodore de Sicile; Diodore, (de Sicile).
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diodore de Sicile; Jan Pieter Stronk
ISBN: 9781474414258 1474414257
OCLC Number: 993122057
Notes: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 546-577) and indexes.
Description: xvii, 606 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Preface --
Abbreviations --
Series editor's preface --
Introduction: Diodorus' work and our sources --
Diodorus' sources --
Ancient history: Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Medes --
The Persians and the Greek Wars --
Revolt and sedition --
Alexander the Great defeats Darius III --
From Persepolis to Babylon --
The period of the Diadochs: the rift opens --
The period of the Diadochs: the rift deepens --
The Vicissitudes of the Diadoch kingdoms: the final years of the Diodorus' Persian account --
Semiramis' legacy --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index of classical sources --
Index of modern authors --
General index
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia
Other Titles: Bibliothèque historique.
Responsibility: [edited by] Jan P. Stronk.
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There are only a few detailed histories of Persia from Ancient Greek historiography that have survived time. Diodorus of Sicily, a first century BC author, is the only one to have written a  Read more...

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