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Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections

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Overview

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.

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"F.W. Walbank is one of the giants among British historians of ancient Greece. This volume...demonstrates how the author's personal attachments...and his invocation of supernatural forces, helped to shape the Histories. The present selection is especially valuable because a good number of the papers included were originally published in journals and collections that many scholars will not find easily accessible." Bryn Mawr Classical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521034944
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Walbank is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History of the University of Liverpool and Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Polybius and Hellenistic history.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1 Polybian studies, c. 1975-2000 1
2 The geography of Polybius 31
3 Egypt in Polybius 53
4 The surrender of the Egyptian rebels in the Nile delta (Polybius xxii.17.1-7) 70
5 Two Hellenistic processions: a matter of self-definition 79
6 Polybius and Macedonia 91
7 Sea-power and the Antigonids 107
8 [actual symbol not reproducible] and the Antigonids 127
9 Hellenes and Achaeans: 'Greek nationality' revisited 137
10 The Achaean assemblies 153
11 Timaeus' views on the past 165
12 Polybius and the past 178
13 The idea of decline in Polybius 193
14 Polybius' perception of the one and the many 212
15 Profit or amusement: some thoughts on the motives of Hellenistic historians 231
16 Supernatural paraphernalia in Polybius' Histories 245
17 'Treason' and Roman domination: two case-studies, Polybius and Josephus 258
18 A Greek looks at Rome: Polybius VI revisited 277
19 Polybius, Mr. Dryden, and the Glorious Revolution 295
20 Polybius through the eyes of Gaetano De Sanctis 310
Bibliography 322
Indexes 342
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