The Complete Histories of Polybius by PolybiusThe Complete Histories of Polybius by Polybius

The Complete Histories of Polybius

byPolybiusTranslated byW. R. Paton

Paperback | January 1, 2009

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Written in the 2nd century by the Greek historian Polybius, "The Histories" is a multi-volume work detailing many of the events, people, and ideas of the Hellenistic Period. While his focus is the space of time in which ancient Rome became a world power from 220 to 167 BC, Polybius also discusses his role as a 'pragmatic historian', a discourse on fate (called tyche), and the superiority of the mixed constitution. Though all forty volumes have not survived to the present day, the complete books extant today cover the affairs of all the important nations of the time, including Egypt, Greece, and Spain, as well as the first and second Punic Wars. Polybius speaks at length on the government of the Romans, citing it as the reason for Rome's success as a force of the world. Though it includes a couple of digressions concerning lesser issues of the time, "The Histories" has proven and continues to be a valuable text when studying the Hellenistic time period and manner of writing.
Title:The Complete Histories of PolybiusFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:606 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.35 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.35 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Neeland MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1420934236

ISBN - 13:9781420934236

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