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Author Walbank, F. W. (Frank William), 1909-2008.

Title Polybius, Rome, and the Hellenistic world : essays and reflections / Frank W. Walbank.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 353 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-341) and indexes.
Contents Polybian studies, c. 1975-2000 -- Historical and geographical papers -- Geography of Polybius -- Egypt in Polybius -- Surrender of the Egyptian rebels in the Nile delta (Polybius xxii,17.1-7) -- Two Hellenistic processions: a matter of self-definition -- Polybius and Macedonia -- Sea-power and the Antigonids -- H T N HOL N ELPIS and the Antigonids -- Hellenes and Achaeans: 'Greek nationality' revisited -- Achaean assemblies -- Polybius as a historian -- Timaeus' views on the past -- Polybius and the past -- Idea of decline in Polybius -- Polybius' perception of the one and the many -- Profit or amusement: some thoughts on the motives of Hellenistic historians -- Polybius on Rome -- Supernatural paraphernalia in Polybius' Histories -- 'Treason' and Roman domination: two case-studies, Polybius and Josephus -- Greek looks at Rome: Polybius VI revisited -- Transmission of Polybius -- Polybius, Mr Dryden, and the Glorious Revolution -- Polybius through the eyes of Gaetano De Sanctis.
Summary This volume contains nineteen of the more important of Frank Walbank's recent essays on Polybius and is prefaced by a critical discussion of the main aspects of work done on that author during the last quarter of a century. Several of these essays deal with specific historical problems for which Polybius is a major source. Five deal with Polybius as an historian and three with his attitude towards Rome; one of these raises the question of 'treason' in relation to Polybius and Josephus. Finally, two papers (one now appearing for the first time in English) discuss Polybius' later fortunes - in England up to the time of John Dryden and in twentieth-century Italy in the work of Gaetano de Sanctis. Several of these essays originally appeared in journals and collections not always easily accessible, and all students of the ancient Mediterranean world will welcome their assembly within a single volume.
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Subject Polybius.
Polybius -- Views on Rome.
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Hellenism -- Historiography.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 510-30 B.C. -- Historiography.
Rome -- Historiography.
Greece -- Historiography.
Chronological Term 510-30 B.C
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Walbank, F.W. (Frank William), 1909-2008. Polybius, Rome, and the Hellenistic world. Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2002 0521812089 (DLC) 2002020170 (OCoLC)48876693
ISBN 051106456X (electronic bk.)
9780511064562 (electronic bk.)
9780511482953 (ebook)
0511482957 (ebook)