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Author Eckstein, Arthur M.

Title Moral vision in the Histories of Polybius / Arthur M. Eckstein.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.

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Description 1 online resource (331 pages).
Series Hellenistic culture and society ; 16
Hellenistic culture and society ; 16.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: Polybius and "Machiavellianism" -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Deeds of Personal Courage -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Honor, War, and Wealth -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Deceit and Good Faith -- Threats to the Social Order in The Histories, and the Polybian Response -- The Art of Generalship as the Imposition of Order -- Politics: Greece and Rome -- Optimism and Pessimism -- Conclusion: The Duty to Act -- Appendix: Polybius on Drinking and Drunkenness.
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Subject Polybius. Historiae.
Polybius -- Ethics.
Historiae (Polybius)
Ethics, Ancient.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Eckstein, Arthur M. Moral vision in the Histories of Polybius. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995 0520085205 (DLC) 94010638 (OCoLC)30398414
ISBN 9780520914698 (electronic bk.)
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