Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History

LCL 377: 218-219

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Diodorus of Sicily

Τάδε ἔνεστιν ἐν τῇ ἐννεακαιδεκάτῃ τῶν Διοδώρου βύβλων

Περὶ τῶν ἀφορμῶν αἷς χρησάμενος Ἀγαθοκλῆς τύραννος ἐγένετο τῶν Συρακουσίων.

Ὡς οἱ Κροτωνιατῶν φυγάδες ἐπιστρατεύσαντες ἐπὶ τὴν πατρίδα πάντες ἀνῃρέθησαν.

Ὀλυμπιάδος μετὰ τοῦ παιδὸς κάθοδος ἐπὶ τὴν βασιλείαν.

Εὐρυδίκης καὶ Φιλίππου τοῦ βασιλέως ἅλωσις καὶ θάνατος.

Ὡς Εὐμενὴς ἔχων τοὺς ἀργυράσπιδας ἀνέβη μὲν εἰς τὰς ἄνω σατραπείας, συνήγαγε δὲ τούς τε σατράπας καὶ τὰς δυνάμεις εἰς τὴν Περσίδα.

Ὡς Ἄτταλος καὶ Πολέμων μετὰ τῶν συνεπιθεμένων τῇ φυλακῇ ληφθέντες ἀνῃρέθησαν.

Ὡς Ἀντίγονος διώξας Εὐμενῆ περὶ τὸν Κοπράτην ποταμὸν ἠλαττώθη.

Ὡς εἰς Μηδίαν ἀναζεύξας ἐν ταῖς παρόδοις πολλοὺς ἀπέβαλε τῶν στρατιωτῶν.

Παράταξις Ἀντιγόνου πρὸς Εὐμενῆ καὶ τοὺς σατράπας ἐν Παραιτάκοις.1

Ἀποχώρησις Ἀντιγόνου μετὰ τῆς δυνάμεως εἰς Μηδίαν πρὸς χειμασίαν.

Κασάνδρου στρατεία εἰς Μακεδονίαν καὶ πολιορκία Ολυμπιάδος ἐν Πύδνῃ.



Contents of the Nineteenth Book of Diodorus

From what beginnings Agathocles rose in making himself tyrant of Syracuse (chaps. 1–9).

How the exiles from Croton took the field against their native city and were all slain (chap. 10).

The return of Olympias and her son to the kingdom (chap. 11).

The capture and death of Eurydicê and of King Philip (chap. 11).

How Eumenes went into the upper satrapies with the Silver Shields and collected the satraps and their armies in Persia (chaps. 12–15).

How Attalus and Polemon, together with those who took part with them in the attack on the guard, were taken and killed (chap. 16).

How Antigonus pursued Eumenes and was defeated at the Coprates River (chaps. 17–18).

How he set out into Media and lost many of his troops in the passes (chaps. 19–20).

Antigonus’ battle against Eumenes and the satraps in Paraetacenê (chaps. 21–31).

The withdrawal of Antigonus and his army into Media for winter quarters (chaps. 32–34).

Cassander’s invasion of Macedonia and his siege of Olympias in Pydna (chaps. 35–36).

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.diodorus_siculus-library_history.1933