Moral Vision in the Histories of Polybius: MORAL VISION IN THE HISTORIES

February 1, 1995|
Moral Vision in the Histories of Polybius: MORAL VISION IN THE HISTORIES by Arthur M. Eckstein
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Arthur Eckstein''s fresh and stimulating interpretation challenges the way Polybius'' Histories have long been viewed. He argues that Polybius evaluates people and events as much from a moral viewpoint as from a pragmatic, utilitarian, or even "Machiavellian" one. Polybius particularly asks for "improvement" in his audience, hoping that those who study his writings will emerge with a firm determination to live their lives nobly. Teaching by the use of moral exemplars, Polybius also tries to prove that success is not the sole standard by which human action should be judged.
Arthur M. Eckstein is Professor of History at the University of Maryland
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Title:Moral Vision in the Histories of Polybius: MORAL VISION IN THE HISTORIESFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:325 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:325 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520085205

ISBN - 13:9780520085206

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