Diodori Bibliotheca historica, Volume 3

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In aedibus B. G. Teubneri, 1867
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Page xxxv - Such was the state of affairs at Athens, when the appearance of Harpalus gave rise to fresh perplexity and uneasiness. The precise time when he arrived on the coast of Attica is difficult to ascertain. But it seems most probable that it was after the return of Demosthenes from Olympia.
Page xix - ... proves nothing in favour of the theory of Corsini. Diodorus is not a valid witness. It is his practice, as any one knows who is familiar with his history, to condense into one year transactions which occupied parts of two successive years. The season of military action (after the cycle of Meton at least, as all agree) did not coincide with the Attic year : a campaign, which was begun under one archon, would be completed in the first months of the year of his successor. Hence, not so much from...
Page xxv - I. enumerates about eighty-four days of march, and ninety-eight days of rest, before the battle of Cunaxa. And that battle was fought in the autumn: for the Greeks had reached Armenia in the winter. Anab.
Page xxxiv - Curtius, and Justin, all placing the foundation of Alexandria after the expedition to the oracle, is of less authority than the account of Arrian, a more careful and accurate writer than any of these ; and Arrian places the foundation before the march ; in which he is confirmed by Plutarch Alex. c. 26.
Page xx - Thrasydaeus anticipates , as in the next chapter he anticipates in relating the adventures of Themistocles ; and as in c. 49 he anticipates in relating the settlement of Himera. And it may be remarked, that he more frequently relates the sequel of an event under the year in which it commenced than the contrary.
Page xxiii - └naximenes, and others, who had treated copiously, accurately, and distinctly of those times. Hence we may follow Diodorus as our chronological guide with greater confidence in his latter extant books, than in the period which has been now examined. Even...
Page xxix - If on the contrary this latter account be true [given by the historian 15, 9], then the operations in BC 391 could not have been so extensive. We cannot, then, safely follow Diodorus for the detail of this war, when we find him not only at variance with Isocrates, a contemporary, but contradicting in one place the account which he himself...
Page xxiii - Megara. 12, 5. Not only a prochronism of two years, but also contrary to the course of events. For the revolt of Megara was after the revolt of Euboea, and in consequence of the disasters of the Athenians in Boeolia. Diodorus places it before them both. 44-J- Timarchides. The disasters in Boeolia. 12, 6
Page xxi - Since the war was chiefly carried on in the year of that archon, he has included in one narration the transactions which commenced a little before, and were continued a little after the archonship of Archedemides. For the errors of Diodorus in the dates of the Messenian war — the Egyptian mar — the five-years' truce — the Corinthian war — see the Appendix c.
Page xxii - Iviuvrov. 11, 60, 62. The capture of Eion and Scyros are placed six years too late: since these conquests immediately followed the accession of the Athenians to the command, which according to Diodorus himself happened in В.

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