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The Histories of Polybius

The Histories of Polybius
Translated from the Text of F. Hultsch
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108050807

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  • The Histories of Greek-born, Roman historian Polybius (c.200–118 BCE) are reissued here in two volumes. Undertaken by the classicist Evelyn Shuckburgh (1843–1906), this first complete English translation (utilising F. Hultsch's 1867–72 Greek text) was published in 1889. A tutor, and later librarian, at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Shuckburgh produced school editions of Sophocles and Suetonius as well as short histories on the classical world. This highly readable translation has remained a fascinating historical account of the second and third centuries BCE. Volume 1 comprises the complete Books 1 to 5, the near complete Book 6, and fragments of Books 7 to 9. Volume 2 comprises fragments of Books 10 to 39 (17, 19, and 37 are missing), a compendium of smaller fragments, and an extensive index.

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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108050807
    • length: 1294 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 75 mm
    • weight: 1.74kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Books I to IX. Volume 2: Books X to XXXIX
    Smaller fragments

  • Author


    Editor and Translator

    Evelyn S. Shuckburgh

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