The Persian Wars to the fall of Athens : books 11-14.34 (480-401 BCE)

Diodorus Siculus ; translated, with introduction and notes, by Peter Green

Only one surviving source provides a continuous narrative of Greek history from Xerxes' invasion to the Wars of the Successors following the death of Alexander the Great - the "Bibliotheke", or 'Library', produced by Sicilian historian Diodorus Siculus (ca. 90-30 BCE). Yet generations of scholars have disdained Diodorus as a spectacularly unintelligent copyist who only reproduced, and often mangled, the works of earlier historians. Arguing for a thorough critical reappraisal of Diodorus as a minor but far from idiotic historian himself, Peter Green published "Diodorus Siculus, Books 11-12.37.1", a fresh translation, with extensive commentary, of the portion of Diodorus' history dealing with the period 480-431 BCE, the so-called 'Golden Age' of Athens. This is the only recent modern English translation of the "Bibliotheke" in existence. In the present volume - the first of two covering Diodorus' text up to the death of Alexander - Green expands his translation of Diodorus up to Athens' defeat after the Peloponnesian War. In contrast to the full scholarly apparatus in his earlier volume (the translation of which is incorporated) the present volume's purpose is to give students, teachers, and general readers an accessible version of Diodorus' history. Its introduction and notes are especially designed for this audience and provide an up-to-date overview of fifth-century Greece during the years that saw the unparalleled flowering of drama, architecture, philosophy, historiography, and the visual arts for which Greece still remains famous.

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Only one surviving source provides a continuous narrative of Greek history from Xerxes' invasion to the Wars of the Successors following the death of Alexander the Great - the Bibliotheke, or 'Library,' produced by Sicilian historian Diodorus Siculus (ca. 90-30 BCE). Yet generations of scholars have disdained Diodorus as a spectacularly unintelligent copyist who only reproduced, and often mangled, the works of earlier historians. Arguing for a thorough critical reappraisal of Diodorus as a minor but far from idiotic historian himself, Peter Green published "Diodorus Siculus, Books 11-12.37.1", a fresh translation, with extensive commentary, of the portion of Diodorus' history dealing with the period 480-431 BCE, the so-called 'Golden Age' of Athens. This is the only recent modern English translation of the Bibliotheke in existence. In the present volume - the first of two covering Diodorus' text up-to the death of Alexander - Green expands his translation of Diodorus up-to Athens' defeat after the Peloponnesian War. In contrast to the full scholarly apparatus in his earlier volume (the translation of which is incorporated) the present volume's purpose is to give students, teachers, and general readers an accessible version of Diodorus' history. Its introduction and notes are especially designed for this audience and provide an up-to-date overview of fifth-century Greece during the years that saw the unparalleled flowering of drama, architecture, philosophy, historiography, and the visual arts for which Greece still remains famous.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • Abbreviations Introduction
  • Diodorus Siculus: The Bibliotheke
  • Book 11: 480-451 BCE
  • Book 12: 450-415 BCE
  • Book 13: 415-405 BCE
  • Book 14.1-34: 404-401 BCE Bibliography
  • Index

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • Abbreviations Introduction
  • Diodorus Siculus: The Bibliotheke
  • Book 11: 480-451 BCE
  • Book 12: 450-415 BCE
  • Book 13: 415-405 BCE
  • Book 14.1-34: 404-401 BCE Bibliography
  • Index

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書名 The Persian Wars to the fall of Athens : books 11-14.34 (480-401 BCE)
著作者等 Diodorus, Siculus
Green, Peter
書名別名 Bibliotheca historica : liber 11-14

Diodorus Siculus, The Persian Wars to the fall of Athens
出版元 University of Texas Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xiii, 332 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780292721258
9780292719392
NCID BB03399122
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言語 英語
原文言語 古典ギリシア語(1453年まで)
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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