Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World
Essays and Reflections

$53.99 (C)

  • Date Published: December 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521034944

$ 53.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This volume contains nineteen important essays related to the Greek historian Polybius by Professor F.W. Walbank, the recognized authority on the subject. The essays deal with Polybius as a historian, with his views on Rome and with many historical topics for which he is the principal source. A substantial introduction provides a critical account of work done on Polybius during the last twenty-five years. The book will be of special importance to students of Republican Rome and the Hellenistic world and also to anyone interested in historiography.

    • Presents nineteen essays by the most important scholar ever to have worked on Polybius and Hellenistic history
    • Assembles in one volume important essays most of which were hitherto difficult to access
    • Contains a comprehensive critical account of recent work on Polybius
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "F.W. Walbank is one of the giants among British historians of ancient Greece. This volume...demonstrates how the author's personal attachments...and his invocation of supernatural forces, helped to shape the Histories. The present selection is especially valuable because a good number of the papers included were originally published in journals and collections that many scholars will not find easily accessible." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521034944
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.549kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    1. Polybian studies, c. 1975–2000
    Part I. Historical and Geographical Papers:
    2. The geography of Polybius
    3. Egypt in Polybius
    4. The surrender of the Egyptian rebels in the Nile delta (Polybius xxii.17.1–7)
    5. Two Hellenistic processions: a matter of self-definition
    6. Polybius and Macedonia
    7. Sea-power and the Antigonids
    8. HÊ TÔN HOLÔN ELPIS and the Antigonids
    9. Hellenes and Achaeans: 'Greek nationality' revisited
    10. The Achaean assemblies
    Part II. Polybius as a Historian:
    11. Timaeus' views on the past
    12. Polybius and the past
    13. The idea of decline in Polybius
    14. Polybius' perception of the one and the many
    15. Profit or amusement: some thoughts on the motives of Hellenistic historians
    Part III. Polybius on Rome:
    16. Supernatural paraphernalia in Polybius' Histories
    17. 'Treason' and Roman domination: two case-studies, Polybius and Josephus
    18. A Greek looks at Rome: Polybius VI revisited
    Part IV. Transmission of Polybius:
    19. Polybius, Mr Dryden and the Glorious Revolution
    20. Polybius through the eyes of Gaetano de Sanctis
    Bibliography
    Indexes.

  • Author

    Frank W. Walbank, University of Liverpool
    Frank Walbank is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History of the University of Liverpool and Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Polybius and Hellenistic history.

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×