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Polybius The Histories, V, Books 16-27 (Loeb Classical Library, No. 160) by Polybius

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Published by Loeb Classical Library .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Other prose: classical, early & medieval,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Ancient - General

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsW. R. Paton (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages544
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7693958M
ISBN 100674991761
ISBN 109780674991767

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Brian McGing's lucid introduction discusses the period covered by the Histories, Polybius' major role in the reconstruction of Greece after the defeat of the Achaean League, the themes and subject matter of the individual books, Polybius' outspoken views on how (and how not), and his significance for historiography. The book also includes Cited by: Polybius Book I, a Commentary. by David D. Phillips | Apr 19, Hardcover $ $ 24 $ $ FREE Shipping by Amazon. Temporarily out of stock. Go back to filtering menu. Polybius was the son of Lycortas, a distinguished Achaean statesman, and he received the upbringing considered appropriate for a son of rich landowners. His youthful biography of Philopoemen reflected his admiration for that great Achaean leader, and an interest in military matters found expression in his lost book, Tactics. He enjoyed riding. book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8 book 9 book 10 book 11 book 12 book 13 book 14 book 15 book 16 book 17 book 18 book 19 book 20 book 21 book 22 book 23 book 24 book 25 book 26 book 27 book 28 book 29 book 30 book 31 book 32 book 33 Geographical Fragments book 35 book 36 book 37 book 38 book 39 Polybius. Evelyn S.

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Jul 11,  · The main book that deals with this is book XII, which in itself is mainly a criticism of Timaeus as an historian. The main point that Polybius makes is that it is the duty of the historian to remain free of bias; in Polybius says of Timaeus that he "frequently makes false statements his judgement [is] darkened by prejudice ". In his Histories, Polybius’ begins in the year BC and ends in BC (Polybius himself was born around and died around BC). The Histories: Book 1 (Chap. ). The historian Polybius (ca. – bc) was born into a leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese and served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years. From to he was held hostage in Rome, where he became a friend of Scipio Aemilianus, whose campaigns, including the destruction of Carthage, he later attended. Most scholars have approached Book 6 in piece-meal fashion, exemplified by the tendency to translate the word politeia as 'constitution', even though Polybius includes elements which could not be called constitutional such as funerary practices. This chapter shows how Book 6 explains the success of Rome (and by implication the failure of Greek communities) holistically: elements often ignored.