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Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca. 80–20 BCE, wrote 40 books of global background, known as Library of History, in 3 elements: legendary heritage of peoples, non-Greek and Greek, to the Trojan warfare; historical past to Alexander's loss of life (323 BCE); heritage to fifty four BCE. Of this we've got whole Books I–V (Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, Greeks) and Books XI–XX (Greek historical past 480–302 BCE); and fragments of the remainder. He was once an uncritical compiler, yet used solid assets and reproduced them faithfully. he's invaluable for info unrecorded somewhere else, and as proof for works now misplaced, specifically writings of Ephorus, Apollodorus, Agatharchides, Philistus, and Timaeus.

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