oa Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Diodorus' account of the Battle of Gaza

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141



Diodorus' narrative of the Battle of Gaza (312 B.C.) is straightforward, reasonably comprehensive and free from rhetorical embellishment. It is derived from the lost history of Hieronymus of Cardia which explains its coherence as a tactical narrative.

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