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Author: Polybius; Ludwig August Dindorf; Theodor Büttner-Wobst; W R Paton
Publisher: London : William Heinemann Ltd ; New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1922-1927.
Series: Loeb classical library, 128, 137-138, 159-161.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The main part of Polybius' history covers the years 264-146 B.C. It describes the rise of Rome; the destruction of Carthage; the domination of Greece by Rome. It is a great work, based on research, full of insight into customs, institutions, geography, causes of events and character of people. Polybius' overall theme is how and why the Romans spread their power as they did -- Publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Polybius.
Histories.
London, W. Heinemann; New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1922-27
(OCoLC)580352988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Polybius; Ludwig August Dindorf; Theodor Büttner-Wobst; W R Paton
ISBN: 0434991619 9780434991617 0674991427 9780674991422 0674991524 9780674991521 0434991376 9780434991372 0674991753 9780674991750 0434991597 9780434991594 0674991761 9780674991767 0434991600 9780434991600 0674991788 9780674991781 0674991532 9780674991538
OCLC Number: 685144
Language Note: Greek and English on opposite pages.
Notes: The Greek text is the edition of Dindorf and Büttner-Wobst.
Later reprints have imprint: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press ; London : William Heinemann Ltd.
Includes indexes.
Description: 6 volumes ; 17 cm.
Contents: V. 1. Books 1-2 --
v. 2. Books 3-4 --
v. 3. Book 5, fragments of Books 6-8 --
v. 4. Fragments of books 9-15 --
v. 5. Fragments of books 16-27 --
v. 6. Fragments of books 28-39.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 128, 137-138, 159-161.
Responsibility: Polybius ; with an English translation by W.R. Paton.

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In his history, Polybius (c. 200-118 BCE) is centrally concerned with how and why Roman power spread. The main part of the work, a vital achievement despite the incomplete state in which all but the  Read more...

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