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Semiramis' legacy : the history of Persia according to Diodorus of Sicily / Jan Stronk.

Author/Creator:
Stronk, Jan P. author.
Publication:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 606 pages) : illustrations
Series:
Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia
Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia
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Subjects:
Diodorus, Siculus. Bibliotheca historica.
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Iran -- History -- To 640.
Bibliotheca historica (Diodorus, Siculus).
Iran.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
History.
Language:
Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Summary:
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 Î₂ΣÎøλΣοÎı̀ưæÎðÎʺ ̀ơłÏ³Ï⁴οϹΣÎð̀ưæ (Bibliotheca Historica or Historical Library)) in which more than cursory attention is paid to Persia. The Bibliotheca Historica covers the entire period from Persiá⁰₉s prehistory until the arrival of the Parthians from the East and that of Roman power throughout Asia Minor and beyond from the West, some 750 odd years or more after Assyrian rule ended. Diodoruś⁰₉ contribution to our knowledge of Persian history is therefore of great value for the modern historian of the Ancient Near East and in this book Jan Stronk provides the first complete translation of Diodoruś⁰₉ account of the history of Persia. He also examines and evaluates both Diodoruś⁰₉ account and the sources he used to compose his work, taking into consideration the historical, political and archaeological factors that may have played a role in the transmission of the evidence he used to acquire the raw material underlying his Bibliotheca.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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ISBN:
9781474414265
1474414265
9781474430975
147443097X
9781474414258
1474414257
9781474414272
OCLC:
981695763
Publisher Number:
10.3366/j.ctt1g052hj
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.