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The Histories


Συγγραφέας: Polybius
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199534708
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 560
Διαστάσεις: 20x3x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: English, English
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2010
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2010

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Histories"

'no one else in our times has attempted to write a universal history' Polybius' ambitious goal was to describe how Rome conquered the Mediterranean world in less than fifty-three years. This great study of imperialism takes the reader back to Rome's first encounter with Carthage in 264 and forward to her destruction of that renowned city in 146. Polybius, himself a leading Greek politician of the time, emphasizes the importance of practical experience for the writing of political history as well as the critical assessment of all the evidence. He attributes Rome's success to the greatness of its constitution and the character of its people, but also allows Fortune a role in designing the shape of world events. This new translation by Robin Waterfield, the first for over thirty years, includes the first five books in their entirety, and all of the fragmentary Books 6 and 12, containing Polybius' account of the Roman constitution and his outspoken views on how (and how not) to write history. Brian McGing's accompanying introduction and notes illuminate this remarkable political history. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Polybius
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
ISBN: 9780199534708
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 11/11/2010
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 560
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: English, English
Συντελεστές: Translated by: Robin Waterfield, Introduction and notes by: Brian McGing Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College Dublin
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 384 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 3 maps
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2010

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