The Histories Polybius Robin Waterfield and Brian McGing Oxford World's Classics. 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.
("Agamemnon", "Hom. As a global organization, we, like many others, recognize the significant threat posed by the coronavirus. The Histories of Greek-born, Roman historian Polybius (c.200–118 BCE) are reissued here in two volumes.
Brian McGing's accompanying introduction and notes illuminate this remarkable political history. The book also includes succinct, clear notes, maps, a glossary, and an index of proper names.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. The historian Polybius (ca.
His many acclaimed translations for OWC include Plato's Republic and five other Plato translations, Plutarch, Herodotus, Aristotle, Xenophon and Euripides.Brian McGing has written articles on the Hellenistic period and recently completed a book on Polybius. Polybius was one of the major Greek historians of the classical world and is also one of the least read. '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. 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.
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His work The Histories, of which only a fraction survives, purported to explain and elucidate Rome's ascendancy and supremacy over the known world towards the end of the second century BC. Includes the only five books to survive in their entirety, plus all the fragmentary Books 6 and 12, an account of the Roman constitution and an analysis of how to write history (and how not to write it). Learn more about these useful resources on our COVID-19 page. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.
The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. The authors deserve no small praise for permitting one of the most highly regarded ancient historians, yet also one of the least read, speak to a new generation." 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. 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.
Robin Waterfield's fresh translation makes Polybius accessible to a new generation of readers and students.
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