The king list of Diodorus

Diodorus Siculus was a Greek historian born in Sicily. His magnum opus, Bibliotheca Historica, consisted of forty books divided into three sections, and was written around 60-30 BC.

The first book describe the history and culture of Egypt. Below you will find the names of the kings mentioned, with a short description. He used the works of earlier historians, like Herodotus, adapting events and stories to his own end. It is likely that he was told many stories about the pharaohs, but mixed up exactly which pharaoh each belonged to. It is still valuable as he actually visited Egypt and most likely talked to the priests. If nothing else, it is still a source of the pharaohs.

Section
Greek
Transliteration
Transcription
Reign
Pharaoh
§§
1.45.1
Greek
Μηναν / Μηνα
Transliteration
Menan / Mena
Transcription
Menan / Mena
Reign
 
Pharaoh
§§
1.45.2
Greek
Τνεφαχθον
Transliteration
Tnephachthon
Transcription
Tnephachthon
Reign
 
Pharaoh
§§
1.47.4
Greek
Οσυμανδυας
Transliteration
Osymandyas
Transcription
Osymandyas
Reign
 
Pharaoh
§§
1.51.5
Greek
Μοιρις
Transliteration
Moiris
Transcription
Moeris
Reign
 
Pharaoh
§§
1.53.1
Greek
Σεσοωσις
Transliteration
Sesoösis
Transcription
Sesoosis
Reign
33 years
Pharaoh
§§
1.62.5
Greek
Pεμφις
Transliteration
Rhemphis
Transcription
Rhemphis
Reign
 
Pharaoh
§§
1.63.2
Greek
Χεμμις
Transliteration
Khemmis
Transcription
Chemmis
Reign
50 years
Pharaoh
§§
1.64.1
Greek
Κεφρην
Transliteration
Kephren
Transcription
Cephren
Reign
56 years
Pharaoh
§§
1.64.1
Greek
Χαβρυην
Transliteration
Khabryen
Transcription
Chabryen
Reign
56 years
Pharaoh
§§
1.64.6
Greek
Μυκερινος
Transliteration
Mukerinos
Transcription
Mycerinus
Reign
 
Pharaoh
§§
1.68.1
Greek
Aπριης
Transliteration
Apries
Transcription
Apries
Reign
 
Pharaoh
§§
1.68.3
Greek
Aμασις
Transliteration
Amasis
Transcription
Amasis
Reign
55 years
Pharaoh
§§
15.92.2
Greek
Ταχως
Transliteration
Takhos
Transcription
Tachus
Reign
 
Pharaoh
§§
1.65.2
Greek
Σαβακων
Transliteration
Sabakon
Transcription
Sabaco
Reign
 
Pharaoh

Bibliography

  • Bekker, Dindorf, Vogel: Diodori Bibliotheca Historica, Vol 1, Leipzig 1888 External link: Click to view
  • George Booth: Historical Library, translation from 1814 @ Wikisource: External link: Click to view