Greek Historical Sources- DIODORUS SICULUS

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Dates...?
BC90-during reign of Augustus
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Place of Birth...?
Sicily
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Wrote what when...?
Bibliotheke during last years of Roman Republic.
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Bibliotheke was...?
40 volumes. 11-17 covered Greco-Persian Wars (480) to Alexander the Great (323)
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Criticised as a...?
Copier for summarising earlier works. Some lost works survive through him.
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Tends to repeat...?
Opinions from copied sources, making judgements superficial and predisposed. Added little of his own analysis.
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Dating is...?
Arbitary: changes chronological order, and places several spaced events into the same year.
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Predisposition reflected...?
Athenian of copied sources. Particularly highly biased Ephorus.
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His work is useful when...?
Compared to Xenophon's.
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Own predisposition...?
Roman. Reflection of living during the Republic.
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