Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca. 80–20 BCE, wrote forty books of world history, called Library of History, in three parts: mythical history of peoples, non-Greek and Greek, to the Trojan War; history to Alexander's death (323 BCE); history to 54 BCE. Of this we have complete Books I–V (Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, Greeks) and Books XI–XX (Greek history 480–302 BCE); and fragments of the rest. He was an uncritical compiler, but used good sources and reproduced them faithfully. He is valuable for details unrecorded elsewhere, and as evidence for works now lost, especially writings of Ephorus, Apollodorus, Agatharchides, Philistus, and Timaeus.
The Loeb Classical Library edition of Diodorus Siculus is in twelve volumes.
- The Library of History
- index of names 446
- Volume I: Books 1-2.34 LCL 279
- Volume II: Books 2.35-4.58 LCL 303
- Volume III: Books 4.59-8 LCL 340
- Volume IV: Books 9-12.40 LCL 375
- Volume V: Books 12.41-13 LCL 384
- Volume VI: Books 14-15.19 LCL 399
- Volume VII: Books 15.20-16.65 LCL 389
- Volume VIII: Books 16.66-17 LCL 422
- Volume IX: Books 18-19.65 LCL 377
- Volume XI: Books 21-32 LCL 409
- Volume XII: Books 33-40. Index LCL 423