Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections

Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections

by Frank W. Walbank, F. W. Walbank
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521812089

ISBN-13: 9780521812085

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521812085
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1Polybian studies, c. 1975-20001
2The geography of Polybius31
3Egypt in Polybius53
4The surrender of the Egyptian rebels in the Nile delta (Polybius xxii.17.1-7)70
5Two Hellenistic processions: a matter of self-definition79
6Polybius and Macedonia91
7Sea-power and the Antigonids107
8[actual symbol not reproducible] and the Antigonids127
9Hellenes and Achaeans: 'Greek nationality' revisited137
10The Achaean assemblies153
11Timaeus' views on the past165
12Polybius and the past178
13The idea of decline in Polybius193
14Polybius' perception of the one and the many212
15Profit or amusement: some thoughts on the motives of Hellenistic historians231
16Supernatural paraphernalia in Polybius' Histories245
17'Treason' and Roman domination: two case-studies, Polybius and Josephus258
18A Greek looks at Rome: Polybius VI revisited277
19Polybius, Mr. Dryden, and the Glorious Revolution295
20Polybius through the eyes of Gaetano De Sanctis310
Bibliography322
Indexes342

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