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Diodorus Siculus, Books 11-12.37.1: Greek History, 480-431 by Peter Green, Peter Green

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This, however, does not seriously affect the chronology of his Greek or, for the most part, his Sicilian narrative. 52 The fault can be divided between Diodorus’ sources, the manuscript tradition, and his own slips, though to apportion responsibility for each is, obviously, impossible. 53 The key work is that of Perl (1957, esp. chs. 5 and 6, “Die Geschichtserzählung” and “Die Fastenquelle,” 123 –161). Spoerri 1991, 312 –313 with n. 9, offers a useful summary. , and the shrewd assessment of Stylianou (1998, 27): “As 01-T3515-INT 11/2/05 12:25 PM Page 12 12 diodorus siculus of secondary relevance only.

M. Burstein, Agatharchides on the Erythraean Sea (London, 1989). 96 Alonso-Núñez 1990, 177–179. 98 The second great centralizing phenomenon in Hellenistic historiography was the rise of Rome to the status of a world power—by Diodorus’ day, indeed, the only relevant world power for Mediterranean society as a whole. 99 What was more, they, like most of the Mediterranean, were being filled in under Rome’s authoritarian aegis. 5, cf. 100 Like Herodotos and (probably) Ephoros, Polybios saw the earth as a general stage on which world events were acted out.

95 S. M. Burstein, Agatharchides on the Erythraean Sea (London, 1989). 96 Alonso-Núñez 1990, 177–179. 98 The second great centralizing phenomenon in Hellenistic historiography was the rise of Rome to the status of a world power—by Diodorus’ day, indeed, the only relevant world power for Mediterranean society as a whole. 99 What was more, they, like most of the Mediterranean, were being filled in under Rome’s authoritarian aegis. 5, cf. 100 Like Herodotos and (probably) Ephoros, Polybios saw the earth as a general stage on which world events were acted out.

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