21. Diodorus Siculus (1st Century BC)

Born in Agira, in the time of Julius Caesar and Augustus, Diodorus traveled in Egypt during 60–57 BC and spent several years in Rome. Diodorus is known for writing the monumental universal history Bibliotheca historica, much of which survives, between 60 and 30 BC. The work is arranged in three parts. The first covers mythic history up to the destruction of Troy, describing regions around the world from Egypt, India and Arabia to Greece and Europe. The second covers the Trojan War to the death of Alexander the Great. The third covers the period to about 60 BC. The title Bibliotheca, meaning ‘library’, acknowledges that he was drawing on the work of many other authors.

Read More:
1. Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diodorus_Siculus
2. Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/biography/Diodorus-Siculus


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