Diodorus Siculus

90 BC - 30 BC

Diodorus Siculus

Diodorus Siculus (; Koinē Greek: Διόδωρος Σικελιώτης Diodoros Sikeliotes) (fl. 1st century BC) or Diodorus of Sicily was an ancient Greek historian. He is known for writing the monumental universal history Bibliotheca historica, in forty books, fifteen of which survive intact, between 60 and 30 BC. The history broke new ground in not being Hellenocentric, partly because of Stoic influences on his belief in the brotherhood of all men.The history is arranged in three parts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diodorus Siculus has received more than 573,739 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular historian.

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Among historians, Diodorus Siculus ranks 12 out of 292Before him are Xenophon, Sima Qian, Josephus, Polybius, Suetonius, and Alexis de Tocqueville. After him are Thomas Kuhn, Manetho, Saxo Grammaticus, Mircea Eliade, Cassius Dio, and Fernand Braudel.

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Among people born in 90 BC, Diodorus Siculus ranks 2Before him is Zechariah. After him are Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus, Anna the Prophetess, Phraates IV, Aulus Hirtius, Publius Clodius Pulcher, Pompeia, Gaius Antonius Hybrida, Gaius Scribonius Curio, Trebonius, and Ariobarzanes II of Cappadocia. Among people deceased in 30 BC, Diodorus Siculus ranks 3Before him are Cleopatra and Mark Antony. After him are Caesarion, Hyrcanus II, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, and Marcus Antonius Antyllus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Diodorus Siculus ranks 217 out of 3,282Before him are Vitellius (15), Pope Boniface IX (1350), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Enrico Caruso (1873), Arcangelo Corelli (1653), and Marie de' Medici (1575). After him are Cesare Lombroso (1835), Pope Honorius III (1148), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Padre Pio (1887), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), and Tommaso Campanella (1568).


Among historians born in Italy, Diodorus Siculus ranks 4Before him are Tacitus (54), Livy (-59), and Suetonius (70). After him are Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Leonardo Bruni (1370), Euhemerus (-330), Francesco Guicciardini (1483), Carlo Ginzburg (1939), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Timaeus (-350), and Tyrannius Rufinus (345).

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