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Diodorus Siculus and the world of the late Roman republic, Charles E. Muntz

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Diodorus Siculus and the world of the late Roman republic
Title
Diodorus Siculus and the world of the late Roman republic
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Muntz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Bibliotheke of Diodorus Siculus is one of the most important histories to survive from antiquity and a critical work of Greek historiography. This book focuses on the first part of Diodorus, which covers "barbarian" ethnography, myth, and early history and contains the most varied and eclectic material in his work. It shows how Diodorus defines the physical, political, and cultural boundaries of the late Roman Republic and uses them to map out future possibilities for the Romans. Diodorus reveals through the history, myths, and customs of the "barbarians" the secrets of successful states and rulers, and contributes to the debates surrounding the transition from Republic to Empire. The "barbarians" of the Bibliotheke are closely connected to the crumbling Republic. Through the medium of the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Indians, and others Diodorus engages with major issues and intellectual disputes of his time, including the origins of civilization, the propriety of ruler cult, the benefits of monarchy, and the relationship of mythology and history. Diodorus has much in common with Roman historiography and Roman authors writing on these topics, notably Cicero, Lucretius, Varro, Sallust, and Livy. But engaging with such controversial issues, even indirectly, could be dangerous for a Greek provincial such as Diodorus during the Roman civil wars, and he may never have completed or fully published the Bibliotheke in his lifetime
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1980-
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Muntz, Charles Edward
Dewey number
937/.02
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Diodorus
  • Diodorus
  • Rome
  • History, Ancient
Label
Diodorus Siculus and the world of the late Roman republic, Charles E. Muntz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cover; Diodorus Siculus and the€World of€the Late Roman Republic; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Diodorus, Quellenforschung, and Beyond; 2. Organizing the World; 3. The Origins of Civilization; 4. Mythical History; 5. The Deified Culture Bringers; 6. Kings, Kingship, and Rome; 7. The Roman Civil Wars and the Bibliotheke; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index
Control code
ocn948669968
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190498740
Lccn
2016018875
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948669968
Label
Diodorus Siculus and the world of the late Roman republic, Charles E. Muntz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cover; Diodorus Siculus and the€World of€the Late Roman Republic; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Diodorus, Quellenforschung, and Beyond; 2. Organizing the World; 3. The Origins of Civilization; 4. Mythical History; 5. The Deified Culture Bringers; 6. Kings, Kingship, and Rome; 7. The Roman Civil Wars and the Bibliotheke; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index
Control code
ocn948669968
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190498740
Lccn
2016018875
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948669968

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