Diodōrou tou Sikeliōtou Bibliothēkēs Historikēs ta Sōzomena = Diodori Siculi Bibliothecae Historicae Libri qui Supersunt
by Siculus Diodorus
|Diodōrou tou Sikeliōtou Bibliothēkēs Historikēs ta Sōzomena|
Title page from Diodōrou tou Sikeliōtou Bibliothēkēs Historikēs ta Sōzomena, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.
|Published||Amstelodami: Sumptibus Jacobi Wetstenii|
|Language||Greek and Latin in parallel columns|
|Volumes||2 volume set|
|Desc.||Folio (41 cm.)|
The Greek historian wrote a series of forty books, commonly called The Library about Greece, Sicily and Rome from mythological times to 60BCE. Though some of the books are fully preserved, there are many which remain only in fragments. Diodorus used a variety of sources which sometimes makes his writing confusing, as he uncritically compiled his history of events and stories. However, it is of vital importance for its use, and therefore preservation, of sources.
Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library
Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as "Diodorus Siculus. 2.v. fol." and given by Thomas Jefferson to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The Brown Bibliography lists the 1746 edition published in Amersterdam based on a Jefferson copy now owned by the University of Virginia. George Wythe's Library on LibraryThing states "Precise edition unknown. Several folio editions were published." The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's recommendation and purchased the edition published in Amsterdam in 1746.
Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy
Bound in sprinkled halfcalf with title labels in leather on backs. Purchased from Lynge & Son.