Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic by Charles Muntz

Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

byCharles Muntz

Hardcover | February 1, 2017

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$93.50

Earn 468 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

In Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic Charles E. Muntz offers a fresh look at one of the most neglected historians of the ancient world and recovers Diodorus' originality and importance as a witness to one of the most tumultuous periods in antiquity. Muntz analyzes thefirst three books of Diodorus, which cover "barbarian" ethnography, myth, and early history and contain the most varied and eclectic material in his work. He shows how Diodorus defines the physical, political, and cultural boundaries of the late Roman Republic in these books and uses them to map outfuture possibilities for the Romans. Diodorus reveals through the history, myths, and customs of the "barbarians" the secrets of successful states and rulers, and contributes to the debates surrounding the transition from Republic to Empire. Muntz establishes just how linked the "barbarians" of theBibliotheke are to the crumbling Republic and demonstrates that through the medium of the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Indians, and others Diodorus engages with major issues and intellectual disputes of his time, including the origins of civilization, the propriety of ruler-cult, the benefits ofmonarchy, and the relationship of myth and history. Diodorus has many similarities with other authors writing on these topics, including Cicero, Lucretius, Varro, Sallust, and Livy. But, as Muntz argues, engaging with such controversial issues, even indirectly, could be dangerous for a Greekprovincial such as Diodorus, and he may never have completed or fully published the Bibliotheke in his lifetime.

About The Author

Charles E. Muntz is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Arkansas and has been a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge University. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University and his B.A. from Swarthmore College.
Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic
Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

by Charles Muntz

$67.99$84.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman RepublicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190498722

ISBN - 13:9780190498726

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Reviews