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Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca. 80–20 BCE, wrote 40 books of worldwide heritage, known as Library of background, in 3 components: legendary heritage of peoples, non-Greek and Greek, to the Trojan warfare; heritage to Alexander's demise (323 BCE); background to fifty four BCE. Of this we have now entire Books I–V (Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, Greeks) and Books XI–XX (Greek historical past 480–302 BCE); and fragments of the remaining. He was once an uncritical compiler, yet used stable resources and reproduced them faithfully. he's priceless for info unrecorded in different places, and as proof for works now misplaced, specially writings of Ephorus, Apollodorus, Agatharchides, Philistus, and Timaeus. The Loeb Classical Library version of Diodorus Siculus is in twelve volumes.

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