Polybius

Polybius

by F. W. Walbank
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520069811

ISBN-13: 9780520069817

Pub. Date: 12/19/1972

Publisher: University of California Press


As a young man, the historian Polybius was an active politician in the Achaean Confederacy of the second century B.C., and later, during his detention at Rome, became a close friend of some leading Roman families. His History is our most important source for the momentous half-century during which the Romans weathered the war with Hannibal and became…  See more details below

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As a young man, the historian Polybius was an active politician in the Achaean Confederacy of the second century B.C., and later, during his detention at Rome, became a close friend of some leading Roman families. His History is our most important source for the momentous half-century during which the Romans weathered the war with Hannibal and became masters of the Mediterranean world. F. W. Walbank describes the historical traditions within which Polybius wrote as well as his concept of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520069817
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/19/1972
Series:
Sather Classical Lectures: No. 30
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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