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Author Sulimani, I
Title Diodorus' Mythistory and the Pagan Mission : Historiography and Culture-Heroes in the First Pentad of the Bibliotheke
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2011
©2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (425 pages)
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Series Mnemosyne, Supplements Ser. ; v.331
Mnemosyne, Supplements Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Maps -- Preface -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- PART I: ORIGINALITY IN DIODORUS' HISTORIOGRAPHY -- 1. The Genre: Universal History -- 2. The Use of Sources: Diodorus' Predecessors and His Own Contribution -- 3. Working Methods: Emphasis on Organization and Orderly Discussions -- PART II: MYTH AND HISTORY IN DIODORUS' FIRST FIVE BOOKS -- 4. Mythical History and Actual Geography: Legendary Heroes Wandering along Real Paths -- 5. The Pagan Mission: Mythical Heroes in the Service of Mankind -- 6. Missionaries and Recipients: The Relationships between Diodorus' Heroes and their Addressees -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Index of Significant Greek Terms
Examining Diodorus Siculus' historiographical methods and his representation of mythical culture-heroes, this study demonstrates the significant contribution of the author's first pentad to his universal history and its importance as a supplement to our perception of Hellenistic civilization
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Sulimani, I. Diodorus' Mythistory and the Pagan Mission : Historiography and Culture-Heroes in the First Pentad of the Bibliotheke Leiden : BRILL,c2011 9789004194069
Subject Diodorus, -- Siculus. -- Bibliotheca historica. -- Book 1-5.;History, Ancient -- Historiography.;Mythology, Greek -- Historiography.;Mythology, Greek, in literature
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Alt Author Sulimani, Iris
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