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    The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Polybius, Introduction by Frank W. Walbank, Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert

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    DescriptionThe Greek statesman Polybius (c.200 - 118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. Opening with the Punic War in 264 BC, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage. An active participant of the politics of his time as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius drew on many eyewitness accounts in writing this cornerstone work of history.


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    Title
    The Rise of the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Polybius, Introduction by Frank W. Walbank, Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 394 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140443622
    ISBN 10: 0140443622
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA, CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, APPR/RDRCAT
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.04, 937/.04
    LC classification: DG241 .P64213
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    DC23: 937.06
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps, plan, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    28 February 1980
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Polybius lived from 200-118 BC and was a Greek statesman and historian. F.W. Walbank has published numerous works on ancient Greece. Ian Scott-Kilvert has also translated Plutarch's works for Penguin Classics.