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    The Histories: v. 3, Bk. 5-8 (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback) By (author) Polybius, Translated by W. R. Paton, Revised by F. W. Walbank, Revised by Christian Habicht

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    DescriptionThe historian Polybius (c. 200--118 BCE) was born into a leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese and served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years, favoring alliance with Rome. From 168 to 151 he was held hostage in Rome, where he became a friend of Lucius Aemilius Paulus and his two sons, especially Scipio Aemilianus, whose campaigns, including the destruction of Carthage, he later attended. Late in his life, as a trusted mediator between Greece and the Romans, he helped in the discussions that preceded the final war with Carthage; and after 146 was entrusted by the Romans with the details of administration in Greece. Polybius' overall theme is how and why the Romans spread their power as they did. The main part of his history covers the years 264--146 BCE, describing the rise of Rome, her destruction of Carthage, and her eventual domination of the Greek world. It is a vital achievement of the first importance despite the incomplete state in which all but the first five of its original forty books have reached us. For this edition, W. R. Paton's excellent translation, first published in 1922, has been thoroughly revised, the Buttner-Wobst Greek text corrected, and explanatory notes and a new introduction added, all reflecting the latest scholarship.


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    Title
    The Histories: v. 3, Bk. 5-8
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Polybius, Translated by W. R. Paton, Revised by F. W. Walbank, Revised by Christian Habicht
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674996588
    ISBN 10: 0674996585
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    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    Loeb Classical Library
    Publication date
    16 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    F. W. Walbank was Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. Christian Habicht is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and a Fellow of the British Academy.