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Loeb Classical Library #161: The Histories, Volume 6: Books 28-39

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The historian Polybius (ca. 200-118 bce) was born into a leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese and served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years. From 168 to 151 he was held hostage in Rome, where he became a friend of Scipio Aemilianus, whose campaigns, including the destruction of Carthage, he later attended. As a trusted mediator between Greece and the Romans, he helped in the discussions that preceded the final war with Carthage, and after 146 was entrusted by the Romans with the details of administration in Greece. Polybius's overall theme is how and why the Romans spread their power as they did. The main part of his history covers the years 264-146 bce, describing the rise of Rome, the destruction of Carthage, and the eventual domination of the Greek world.

The Histories is a vital achievement despite the incomplete state in which all but the first five of its original forty books survive. For this edition, W. R. Paton's excellent translation, first published in 1922, has been thoroughly revised, the Büttner-Wobst Greek text corrected, and explanatory notes and a new introduction added, all reflecting the latest scholarship. The final volume adds a new edition of fragments unattributed to particular books of The Histories.

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For this six-volume edition of The Histories, W. R. Paton's 1922 translation has been thoroughly revised, the Büttner-Wobst Greek text corrected, and explanatory notes and a new introduction added. All but the first five of forty volumes survive in an incomplete state. Volume VI includes fragments unattributed to particular books of The Histories.

About the Author

F. W. Walbank was Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the British Academy.Christian Habicht is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and a Fellow of the British Academy.S. Douglas Olson is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674996618
Author:
Polybius
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Olson, S. Douglas
Author:
Walbank, F. W.
Author:
Paton, W. R.
Author:
Habicht, Christian
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
Volume VI
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

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"Synopsis" by , For this six-volume edition of The Histories, W. R. Paton's 1922 translation has been thoroughly revised, the Büttner-Wobst Greek text corrected, and explanatory notes and a new introduction added. All but the first five of forty volumes survive in an incomplete state. Volume VI includes fragments unattributed to particular books of The Histories.
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