The Rise of the Roman Empire

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Polybius, himself a Greek and an active contemporary participant in political relations with Rome, wrote the forty books of his Universal History primarily to chronicle and account for the Roman conquest of Greece between 200 and 167 B.C. He saw that Mediterranean history, under Rome's influence, was becoming an organic whole, so he starts his work in 264 B.C. with the beginning of Rome's clash with African Carthage, the rival imperialist power, and ends with the final ...
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Overview

Polybius, himself a Greek and an active contemporary participant in political relations with Rome, wrote the forty books of his Universal History primarily to chronicle and account for the Roman conquest of Greece between 200 and 167 B.C. He saw that Mediterranean history, under Rome's influence, was becoming an organic whole, so he starts his work in 264 B.C. with the beginning of Rome's clash with African Carthage, the rival imperialist power, and ends with the final destruction of Carthage in 146 B.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140443622
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1980
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 319,937
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

The Rise of the Roman Empire List of Maps Introduction Translator's Note

Book I: Introduction; The First Punic War

Book II: Affairs in Spain; The Romans in Illyria; Affairs in Spain; Rome and the Gauls; Affiars in Spain; Events in Greece: the Achaean League

Book III: Introduction; The Second Punic War; The Second Illyrian War; The Second Punic War; The Second Illyrian War; The Second Punic War

Book IV: Affairs in Greece; Civil War in Cynaetha; Byzantium and the Black Sea

Book V: Affairs in Egypt: The Death of Cleomenes; Affairs in Greece: Philip and the Greeks

Book VI: From the Preface; On the Forms of States; On the Roman Constitution at Its Prime; The Roman Military System; The Roman Republic Compared with Others; Conclusion

Book VII: Affairs in Sicily; Affairs in Greece: The Treaty between Hannibal and Philip of Macedon, The Character of Philip

Book VIII: Affairs in Sicily: The Siege of Syracuse; Affairs in Greece: Philip of Macedon; Macedon; Affairs in Italy: The Siege of Tarentum

Book IX: Introduction; Affairs in Italy: The Seige of Capua; On Generalship; The Character of Hannibal

Book X: The Character of Scipio; Affairs in Spain: The Capture of New Carthage, Scipio and the Spaniards

Book XI: Affairs in Italy: The Battle of the Metaurus; The Character of Hannibal

Book XII: Criticisms of Timaeus and His Approach to History: Errors on the Fauna of Africa and Corsica, Errors Concerning Sicily, Intentional and Unintentional Falsehoods, Timaeus on Callisthenes, Demoshares of Athens, Agathocles of Sicily, Timaeus' Criticisms of Other Writers, Timaeus on the Bull of Phalaris, Timaeus' Methods in Composing Speeches, Comparison of History and Medicine, Timaeus' Lack of Political and Military Experience and Unwillingness to Travel, The Causes of Timaeus' Faults and Qualities of the Good Historian

Book XIV: Affairs in Africa: Scipio's Campaigns

Book XV: Affairs in Africa: The Final Campaign; The End of the Second Punic War; Affaris in Macedonia, Syria and Egypt; Affairs in Egypt: A Palace Revolution

Book XVIII: Affairs in Greece: Flamininus and Philip; On Treachery; On the Phalanx; Affairs in Greece" Flamininus and the Peace Settlement

Book XXIV: Affairs in Greece: Philopoemen and Aristaenus

Book XXXI: Affairs in Rome and Syria: The Escape of Demetrius; Affairs in Italy: Aemilius Paullus, Scipio and Polybius

Book XXXVI: Affairs in Rome and Carthage: The Third Punic War; On Fate and Chance

Book XXXIX: From the Epilogue

Maps Chronological Table Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2000

    Guranteed to make anyone love the Classics

    Polybius was a Greek historian who lived at the time when Rome conquered Greece and was already dominating the Mediterranean. He was a fair-minded historian who hated the Romans, but documented them with objectivity. He retells the Punic wars: Hannibal Lecter's name comes from Hannibal the Carthaginian general who nearly resorted to cannibalism when he and his army of elephants were stranded in the Alps when they contrived a sneak attack on Rome. Polybius even admits to the decadence of Greek society.

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2002

    Fabulous!

    This book portrays exquizitly, the rise and fall of the roman empire. It travels from Rome all the way to Alexandria. A definate read for roman fanatics!

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