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  Diodorus Siculus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
30 BC) was a Greek historian, born at Agyrium in Sicily (now called Agira, in the Province of Enna).
Modern critics have called this claim into question, noting several surprising mistakes that an eye-witness would not be expected to have made.
His English translator C.H. Oldfather remarks on the "striking coincidence" that one of only two Greek inscriptions known to Diodorus from Agyrium (I.G. XIV, 588) is the tombstone of one "Diodorus, the son of Apollonius".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diodorus_Siculus   (899 words)

 Diodorus Siculus - Best of Sicily Magazine
He was born during the first century BC at Agyrium, in central-eastern Sicily, of a Greek family, and spent some time in Rome, Greece and Egypt, visiting the last around 60 BC.
It's one thing to repeat that the mythical hero Heracles (Hercules) visited your hometown (Agyrium was east of Enna toward Mount Etna), but quite another to attribute actual events to people who could not possibly have been present to participate in them.
In considering his monumental work, the first portion deals with history until the destruction of Troy, the second segment with the death of Alexander, and the third, turning an eye westward, with the period leading up to Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul.
www.bestofsicily.com /mag/art112.htm   (472 words)

 Sicani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With the arrival of the Sicels, the Sicani would chiefly inhabit northwestern Sicily, which would become known as Sicania, while the rest of the island became known as Sicily.
The more important Sicanian towns were Herbita, Camicus, Agyrium, Adranum, Enna, and Omphaces.
This page was last modified 23:37, 15 July 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sicani   (246 words)

 Diodorus Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
A foldout map tracks the route of Alexander's conquests.
Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, ca.
Yet this important historian has been consistently denigrated as a mere copyist who slavishly reproduced the works of earlier...
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Diodorus   (791 words)

 DIODORUS SICULUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
DIODORUS SICULUS, Greek historian from Agyrium in Sicily, hence called Siculus (the Sicilian).
He came to Rome in the middle of the first century B.C.E. and there wrote his Bibliotheca Historica, a universal history in forty books (only 1-5, largely legendary early history, and 11-20, covering 480-301 B.C.E., survive), from the origins to the age of Caesar.
For the most recent treatment, with ample bibliography, see Kenneth Sacks, Diodoros Siculus and the First Century, Princeton, 1990.
www.iranica.com /articles/v7/v7f4/v7f465.html   (390 words)

 PLANTS Profile for Agyrium rufum (agyrium lichen) | USDA PLANTS
PLANTS Profile for Agyrium rufum (agyrium lichen)
View 4 genera in Agyriaceae, 1 species in Agyrium
Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
plants.usda.gov /java/profile?symbol=AGRU3   (46 words)

 Classics Log 9407 - Message Number 161   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
There was supposedly a temple of Heracles built by his nephew Iolaus where, if rites were not performed there regularly, the populace was stricken with muteness.
E.J. Moncada In%"EJMONCADA@GALLUA.BITNET" I believe that the reference is to the precinct of Iolaus at Agyrium in Sicily.
True, those who failed to offer sacrifice to Iolaus were struck dumb, but this condition would disappear upon proper enactment of the rites.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/CLA-L/Older/log94/9407/9407.161.html   (255 words)

 Greece: Shaw's Outline of Ancient History
A friend of Pompeius: his historical work beginning in 144 BCE where Polybius ended, appears to have come down to 82 BCE This work was a basic source for Livy, Diodorus, Appian, Plutarch and Josephus
Diodorus Siculus, Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, c.
Diordorus Siculus - Greek historian of Agyrium in Sicily, c.
www.juyayay.com /outline/greece   (5307 words)

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NM and AF, Concert, with flutist Alexa Still and marimbist Ingrid Gordon, 2:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Lecture, "The Enigma from Agyrium: Coming to Terms with Diodorus Siculus," by translator and scholar Peter Green, 5 p.m., 101 Shatzel Hall.
Presented by the Classical Studies section of the Department of Romance Languages and the Social Philosophy and Policy Center.
www.bgsu.edu /offices/pr/monitor/pastissues/10-23-00/cal.html   (855 words)

 ANCIENT EGYPT : The Cannibal Hymn in the tomb of Pharaoh Unis
In the Cannibal Hymn we hear of Pharaoh Unis as the power of powers, overpowering the powers...
Siculus Diodorus, born in Agyrium in Sicily in the latter half of the first century BCE, relates in his history that Osiris forbade the Egyptians to eat each other.
After having learned the arts of agriculture, it would seem that the habit of killing and eating one another ceased.
www.sofiatopia.org /maat/cannibal.htm   (11673 words)

 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Program in Hellenic Studies
Peter Green (University of Iowa / Program in Hellenic Studies)
Title: The Enigma from Agyrium: Coming to Terms with Diodorus Siculus
Peter Green (University of Iowa/Program in Hellenic Studies)
www.princeton.edu /~hellenic/calendar_f01.html   (387 words)

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