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Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Charles Muntz


The Bibliotheke of Diodorus Siculus is one of the most important histories to survive from antiquity and a critical work of Greek historiography. This book focuses on the first part of Diodorus, which covers “barbarian” ethnography, myth, and early history and contains the most varied and eclectic material in his work. It shows how Diodorus defines the physical, political, and cultural boundaries of the late Roman Republic and uses them to map out future possibilities for the Romans. Diodorus reveals through the history, myths, and customs of the “barbarians” the secrets of successful states a ... More

Keywords: Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheke, Roman civil wars, ethnography, history, mythology, barbarians, Greek historiography, Roman historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190498726
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Muntz, author
Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Arkansas