I was delighted to find I actually already own a digital copy of Naiden, Ancient Supplication (OUP 2006). For a second I thought I might have to walk over to the library and risk fresh air and exercise.
I love this highlighted sentence (p.50). As a historiographer, I’m always concerned with how we can actually measure and document the degree of authorial intervention or cultural influence. Here we have a nice tidy example by a scholar more interested in the details than the presentation, that indeed Diodorus and Dionysius both recreate Roman rituals along the lines of cultural practices from their own backgrounds!