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The Resource Diodorus Siculus and the first century, Kenneth S. Sacks

Diodorus Siculus and the first century, Kenneth S. Sacks

Label
Diodorus Siculus and the first century
Title
Diodorus Siculus and the first century
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth S. Sacks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Living in Rome during the last years of the Republic, Diodorus of Sicily produced the most expansive history of the ancient world that has survived from antiquity--the Bibliotheke. Whereas Diodorus himself has been commonly seen as a "mere copyist" of earlier historical traditions, Kenneth Sacks explores the complexity of his work to reveal a historian with a distinct point of view indicative of his times. Sacks focuses on three areas of Diodorus's history writing: methods of organization and style, broad historical and philosophical themes, and political sentiments. Throughout, Diodorus introduced his own ideas or refashioned those found in his sources. In particular, his negative reaction to Roman imperial rule helps to illuminate the obscure tradition of opposition historiography and to explain the shape and structure of the Bibliotheke. Viewed as a unified work reflecting the intellectual and political beliefs of the late Hellenistic period, the Bibliotheke will become an important source for interpreting first-century moral, political, and intellectual values. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sacks, Kenneth
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diodorus
  • History, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
  • HISTORY
  • History, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
Label
Diodorus Siculus and the first century, Kenneth S. Sacks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-230) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Aspects of History Writing
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Diodorus on Rome
  • CHAPTER SIX. Diodorus in the World of Caesar and Octavian
  • CONCLUSIONS
  • APPENDIX ONE. Sicilian Enfranchisement
  • APPENDIX TWO. Posidonius on Italian Knights
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX OF SIGNIFICANT PASSAGES IN DIODORUS
  • INDEX OF SIGNIFICANT PASSAGES IN OTHER AUTHORS
  • INDEX OF SIGNIFICANT GREEK TERMS
  • Frontmatter
  • GENERAL INDEX
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION: The Argument
  • CHAPTER ONE. Prooemia
  • CHAPTER TWO. Themes in Historical Causality
  • CHAPTER THREE. Culture's Progress
Control code
ocn889253254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400861286
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400861286
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt734qp6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253254
Label
Diodorus Siculus and the first century, Kenneth S. Sacks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-230) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Aspects of History Writing
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Diodorus on Rome
  • CHAPTER SIX. Diodorus in the World of Caesar and Octavian
  • CONCLUSIONS
  • APPENDIX ONE. Sicilian Enfranchisement
  • APPENDIX TWO. Posidonius on Italian Knights
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX OF SIGNIFICANT PASSAGES IN DIODORUS
  • INDEX OF SIGNIFICANT PASSAGES IN OTHER AUTHORS
  • INDEX OF SIGNIFICANT GREEK TERMS
  • Frontmatter
  • GENERAL INDEX
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION: The Argument
  • CHAPTER ONE. Prooemia
  • CHAPTER TWO. Themes in Historical Causality
  • CHAPTER THREE. Culture's Progress
Control code
ocn889253254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400861286
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400861286
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt734qp6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253254

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