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Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections (F W Walbank) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521812085
Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections (F W Walbank) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521812085
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Title: Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections

Author: Walbank, F W

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521812085

Volumes: 1; Pages: 368

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This volume contains nineteen important essays related to the Greek historian Polybius by Professor F. W. Walbank, the recognized authority on the subject. The essays deal with Polybius as a historian, with his views on Rome and with many historical topics for which he is the principal source. A substantial introduction provides a critical account of work done on Polybius during the last twenty-five years. The book will be of special importance to students of Republican Rome and the Hellenistic world and also to anyone interested in historiography.Contents1. Polybian studies, ca. 1975-2000Part I. Historical and Geographical Papers: 2. The geography of Polybius3. Egypt in Polybius4. The surrender of the Egyptian rebels in the Nile delta (Polybius xxii.16.1-4)5. Two Hellenistic processions: a matter of self-definition6. Polybius and Macedonia7. Sea-power and the Antigonids8. HE TON HOLON ELPIS and the Antigonids9. Hellenes and Achaeans: 'Greek nationality' revisited10. The Achaean assembliesPart II. Polybius as a Historian: 11. Timaeus' views on the past12. Polybius on the past13. The idea of decline in Polybius14. Polybius' perception of the one and the many15. Profit or amusement: some thoughts on the motives of Hellenistic historiansPart III. Polybius on Rome: 16. Supernatural paraphernalia in Polybius' Histories17. 'Treason' and Roman domination: two case-studies, Polybius and Josephus18. A Greek looks at Rome: Polybius VI revisitedPart IV. Transmission of Polybius: 19. Polybius, Mr Dryden and the Glorious Revolution20. Polybius through the eyes of Gaetano de Sanctis
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