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The Resource The histories, Polybius ; with an English translation by W.R. Paton, (electronic book)

The histories, Polybius ; with an English translation by W.R. Paton, (electronic book)

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The histories
Title
The histories
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Polybius ; with an English translation by W.R. Paton
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  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
In his history, Polybius (c. 200-118 BCE) is centrally concerned with how and why Roman power spread. The main part of the work, a vital achievement despite the incomplete state in which all but the first five books of an original forty survive, describes the rise of Rome, its destruction of Carthage, and its eventual domination of the Greek world.
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MaCbHUP
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Historiae
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Polybius
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
D58
LC item number
.P659 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1857-1921
  • 1909-2008
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  • Habicht, Christian
  • Olson, S. Douglas
  • Paton, W. R.
  • Walbank, F. W.
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
128, 137-138, 159-161
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  • History, Ancient
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Rome
Summary expansion
The historian Polybius (ca. 200-118 BCE) was born into a leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese (Morea) and served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years, favoring alliance with Rome. From 168 to 151 he was held hostage in Rome, where he became a friend of Lucius Aemilius Paulus and his two sons, especially Scipio Aemilianus, whose campaigns, including the destruction of Carthage, he later attended. Late in his life he became a trusted mediator between Greece and the Romans; helped in the discussions that preceded the final war with Carthage; and after 146 was entrusted by the Romans with the details of administration in Greece. Polybius' overall theme is how and why the Romans spread their power as they did. The main part of his history covers the years 264-146 BCE, describing the rise of Rome, her destruction of Carthage, and her eventual domination of the Greek world. It is a great work: accurate, thoughtful, largely impartial, based on research, and full of insight into customs, institutions, geography, the causes of events, and the character of peoples. It is a vital achievement of the first importance despite the incomplete state in which all but the first five of its original forty books have reached us. For this edition, W. R. Paton's excellent translation, first published in 1922, has been thoroughly revised, the B├╝ttner-Wobst Greek text corrected, and explanatory notes and a new introduction added, all reflecting the latest scholarship
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general
Label
The histories, Polybius ; with an English translation by W.R. Paton, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
v.I. Books 1-2 -- v.II. Books 3-4 -- v.III. Books 5-8 -- v.Iv.Books 9-15 -- v.v.Books 16-27 -- v.VI. Books 28-39. Unattributed fragments / edited and translated by S. Douglas Olson
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hup0000228
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unknown
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • revised by F.W. Walbank and Christian Habicht.
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674996380
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The histories, Polybius ; with an English translation by W.R. Paton, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
v.I. Books 1-2 -- v.II. Books 3-4 -- v.III. Books 5-8 -- v.Iv.Books 9-15 -- v.v.Books 16-27 -- v.VI. Books 28-39. Unattributed fragments / edited and translated by S. Douglas Olson
Control code
hup0000228
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • revised by F.W. Walbank and Christian Habicht.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674996380
Specific material designation
remote

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