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Studies in Greek and Roman History and Historiography

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  • Date Published: August 2010
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521136808

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  • This volume contains a selection of the more important and influential of Professor F. W. Walbank's occasional papers. Published over a period of fifty years, they cover a wide range of classical subjects. Three deal with the role of nationality in the Greco-Roman world and with the constitutional character of Greek federal states. Others are concerned with problems of third- and second-century Roman history. Eight papers treat the antecedents of so-called 'tragic history', speeches in ancient historians, and several aspects of Polybius' work. Finally, the selection includes Professor Walbank's detailed discussion of the chronology of Ptolemy IV's death and the accession of Ptolemy Epiphanes. A full bibliography of the author's publications concludes the volume.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521136808
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    Part I. Greek Papers:
    1. The problem of Greek nationality
    2. Were there Greek federal states?
    3. The accession of Ptolemy Epiphanes: a problem in chronology
    Part II. Roman Papers:
    4. Nationality as a factor in Roman history
    5. Polybius, Philinus and the First Punic War
    6. Naval triarii (Polyb. 1.26.6)
    7. Roman declaration of war in the third and second centuries
    8. Some reflections on Hannibal's pass
    9. The Scipionic legend
    10. Polybius and Rome's eastern policy
    11. Political morality and the friends of Scipio
    12. A note on the embassy of Q. Marcius Philippus, 172 BC
    13. Via illa nostra militaris: some thoughts on the Via Egnatia
    Part III. Historiographical Papers:
    14. Фίλιππoς τραyωδoύμєνoς: a Polybian experiment
    15. History and tragedy
    16. Speeches in Greek historians
    17. Polemic in Polybius
    18. Polybius between Greece and Rome
    19. Synchronisms in Polybius, Books IV and V
    20. Symploke: its role in Polybius' Histories
    21. Polybius' last ten books
    Publications of F. W. Walbank, 1933–1984
    Indexes 1–4.

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    Frank W. Walbank

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