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Semiramis' LegacyThe History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily$
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Jan Stronk

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414258

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001

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Introduction: Diodorus’ Work and Our Sources

Introduction: Diodorus’ Work and Our Sources

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(p.1) Introduction: Diodorus’ Work and Our Sources
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Semiramis' Legacy
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Jan P. Stronk

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0001

The introduction discusses what is known at present of Diodorus’ life and his work, the methods he used to apply structure to his work, and the views that guided him. Furthermore, ample attention is paid to the manuscript tradition on which the several editions that present the current audience with Diodorus’ works were grounded as well as to the main editions of the work from the medieval period onwards.

Keywords:   Diodorus of Sicily, Historiography, Stoicism, Structure, Manuscripts, Editions

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