The Histories, Vol 3: Bks.V-VIII

The Histories, Vol 3: Bks.V-VIII Polybius
  • Title: The Histories, Vol 3: Bks.V-VIII
  • Author: Polybius
  • ISBN: 9780674991538
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Histories, Vol 3: Bks.V-VIII Polybius The Histories Vol Bks V VIII Polybius born ca BCE of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese Morea served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years favouring alliance with Rome From to he was hostage in Rome w
    Polybius born ca 208 BCE of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese Morea , served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years, favouring alliance with Rome From 168 to 151 he was hostage in Rome where he became a friend of Aemilius Paulus and his two sons, and especially adopted Scipio Aemilianus whose campaigns he attended later In late life he was trusted mediaPolybius born ca 208 BCE of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese Morea , served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years, favouring alliance with Rome From 168 to 151 he was hostage in Rome where he became a friend of Aemilius Paulus and his two sons, and especially adopted Scipio Aemilianus whose campaigns he attended later In late life he was trusted mediator between Greece and the Romans whom he admired helped in the discussions which preceded the final war with Carthage and, after 146, was entrusted by the Romans with details of administration in Greece He died at the age of 82 after a fall from his horse The main part of Polybius s history covers the years 264 146 BCE It describes the rise of Rome to the destruction of Carthage and the domination of Greece by Rome It is a great work, accurate, thoughtful, largely impartial, based on research, full of insight into customs, institutions, geography, causes of events and character of people it is a vital achievement of first rate importance, despite the incomplete state in which all but the first five of the forty books have reached us Polybius s overall theme is how and why the Romans spread their power as they did The Loeb Classical Library edition of Polybius is in six volumes.
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    1. Polybius ca 200 118 BC , Greek was a Greek historian of the Hellenistic Period noted for his book called The Histories covering in detail the period of 220 146 BC He is also renowned for his ideas of political balance in government, which were later used in Montesquieu s The Spirit of the Laws and in the drafting of the United States Constitution.


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    1. So many interesting details how elephants actually fought in war, what Rhodes did when the Colossus collapsed good stuff I just wish these volumes had maps.

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    2. With Book V the continuity of Polybius s Histories comes somewhat to an end, the remaining books contained in the six volumes being fragments only, albeit often extended fragments In this volume, Book VI is in many ways the most interesting Here Polybius takes a long diversion from chronological historical events to discuss extensively the characteristics of the Roman polity, including institutions and practices such as economics, religion, social structures, military affairs, and political func [...]

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    3. Comento la primera parte del libro VI Polibio presenta una teor a de los gobiernos muy similar a la de Arist teles y presenta una propia, de la anaciclosis o sucesi n de los reg menes que no es enteramente original Nos explica, adem s, que el mejor gobierno es uno misto, donde est n presentes los tres reg menes puros Roma tendr a ese gobierno, al igual que los LAcedemonios pero a diferencia de stos, los romanos han sabido ir m s all de su ciudad, tomar lo mejor de cada naci n que se encuentran, [...]

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