Bibliothecae Historicae lib. VI (versis G.F. Poggii Bracciolini)
20 September 1496
Diodorus Siculus was a Sicilian-born Greek historian who wrote works of history between 60 BC and 30 BC. He is known for this monumental work of universal history which treats mainly the history of Greece up to the destruction of Troy as well as the history and culture of ancient Egypt. The work consisted of 40 books divided into three sections. It was translated into Latin by the Italian Renaissance scholar and humanist Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini (1380-1459).