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Author Stronk, Jan P., author.

Title Semiramis' legacy : the history of Persia according to Diodorus of Sicily / Jan Stronk.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 606 pages) : illustrations
Series Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia
Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary There are only a few detailed histories of Persia from Ancient Greek historiography that have survived time. Diodorus of Sicily, a first century BC author, is the only one to have written a comprehensive history (the Bibliotheca Historica or Historical Library) in which more than cursory attention is paid to Persia. The Bibliotheca Historica covers the entire period from Persia's prehistory until the arrival of the Parthians from the East and that of Roman power throughout Asia Minor and beyond from the West, around 750 years after Assyrian rule ended.
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Subject Diodorus, Siculus. Bibliotheca historica.
Bibliotheca historica (Diodorus, Siculus)
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Iran -- History -- To 640.
Chronological Term To 640
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781474414258 1474414257 (OCoLC)951724354
ISBN 9781474414265 (electronic bk.)
1474414265 (electronic bk.)