The Histories, Vol 6: Bks.XXVIII-XXXIX

The Histories, Vol 6: Bks.XXVIII-XXXIX Polybius
  • Title: The Histories, Vol 6: Bks.XXVIII-XXXIX
  • Author: Polybius
  • ISBN: 9780674991781
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Histories, Vol 6: Bks.XXVIII-XXXIX Polybius The Histories Vol Bks XXVIII XXXIX 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. At long last, and with a feeling of both relief and accomplishment, I finished the sixth and final volume of The Histories, by Polybius, a work that was most informative and rewarding, this final volume containing material that was particularly interesting, including a discussion of Polybius s relationship with his friend and patron, Scipio Aemilianus, material from Strabo discussing some of the missing material from the fragmentary Book XXXIV, a review of the brief Third and final Punic War, an [...]

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    2. I will miss Polybius, and I hope some of the missing chunks will pop into view one of these days I enjoyed his thoughts on what things to pray for and what things not to pray for Religion shows up pretty often in the Histories, but usually as the common fabric of life, rather than something that gets explicit attention I was amused by the continued bad mouthing of Cretans since I have a friend who spent a year in Crete , and also by this remark Such conduct would naturally be admired everywhere, [...]

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