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The Histories (Paperback): Polybius The Histories (Paperback)
Polybius; Translated by Robin Waterfield; Introduction by Brian Mcging; Notes by Brian Mcging
R312 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R50 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'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. This great study of imperialism takes the reader back to Rome's first encounter with Carthage in 264 and forward to her destruction of that renowned city in 146. 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. He attributes Rome's success to the greatness of its constitution and the character of its people, but also allows Fortune a role in designing the shape of world events. 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. Brian McGing's accompanying introduction and notes illuminate this remarkable political history. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Rise of the Roman Empire (Paperback): Polybius The Rise of the Roman Empire (Paperback)
Polybius; Introduction by F. Walbank; Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert
R313 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R50 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

‘If history is deprived of the truth, we are left with nothing but an idle, unprofitable tale’

In writing his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire, the Greek statesman Polybius (c. 200–118 BC) set out 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 in 146 BC. An active participant in contemporary politics, as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius was able to draw on a range of eyewitness accounts and on his own experiences of many of the central events, giving his work immediacy and authority.

Ian Scott-Kilvert’s translation fully preserves the clarity of Polybius’ narrative. This substantial selection of the surviving volumes is accompanied by an introduction by F. W. Walbank, which examines Polybius’ life and times, and the sources and technique he employed in writing his history.

 

The Histories, Volume II - Books 3-4 (Hardcover): Polybius The Histories, Volume II - Books 3-4 (Hardcover)
Polybius; Translated by W.R. Paton; Revised by F. W Walbank, Christian Habicht
R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The historian Polybius (ca. 200 118 BCE) was born into a leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese (Morea) 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 he became a trusted mediator between Greece and the Romans; 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 great work: accurate, thoughtful, largely impartial, based on research, and full of insight into customs, institutions, geography, the causes of events, and the character of peoples. 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.

The Histories, Volume I - Books 1-2 (Hardcover): Polybius The Histories, Volume I - Books 1-2 (Hardcover)
Polybius; Translated by W.R. Paton; Revised by F. W Walbank, Christian Habicht
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The historian Polybius (ca. 200 118 BCE) was born into a leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese (Morea) 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 he became a trusted mediator between Greece and the Romans; 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 great work: accurate, thoughtful, largely impartial, based on research, and full of insight into customs, institutions, geography, the causes of events, and the character of peoples. 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.

The Histories, Volume III - Books 5-8 (Hardcover): Polybius The Histories, Volume III - Books 5-8 (Hardcover)
Polybius; Translated by W.R. Paton; Revised by F. W Walbank, Christian Habicht
R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 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.

Historiae, Vol. I CB (Book, Reprint 1905 ed.): Polybius Historiae, Vol. I CB (Book, Reprint 1905 ed.)
Polybius
R2,631 Discovery Miles 26 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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The General History Of Polybius; Volume 3 (Hardcover): Polybius The General History Of Polybius; Volume 3 (Hardcover)
Polybius; James Hampton
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The General History of Polybius (Paperback): Polybius The General History of Polybius (Paperback)
Polybius
R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The General History of Polybius (Hardcover): Polybius The General History of Polybius (Hardcover)
Polybius
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius Halicarnassensis - 3 (Paperback): John Adams, Polybius, Edward Spelman The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius Halicarnassensis - 3 (Paperback)
John Adams, Polybius, Edward Spelman
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius Halicarnassensis - 2 (Paperback): John Adams, Polybius, Edward Spelman The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius Halicarnassensis - 2 (Paperback)
John Adams, Polybius, Edward Spelman
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tito Livio e Polibio Innanzi Alla Critica Storica (Paperback): Enrico Cocchia Polybius Tito Livio e Polibio Innanzi Alla Critica Storica (Paperback)
Enrico Cocchia Polybius
R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The General History of Polybius [books 1-17] Tr. by Mr. Hampton 5th Ed (Paperback): Polybius The General History of Polybius [books 1-17] Tr. by Mr. Hampton 5th Ed (Paperback)
Polybius
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Polybii Megalopolitani Historiarvm Qvidqvid Svperest; Volume 2 (Paperback): Polybius Polybii Megalopolitani Historiarvm Qvidqvid Svperest; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Polybius
R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Histories of Polybius. Translated from the Text of F. Hultsch by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh; Volume 2 (Paperback): Polybius The Histories of Polybius. Translated from the Text of F. Hultsch by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Polybius
R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The General History of Polybius [books 1-17] Tr. by Mr. Hampton 5th Ed (Hardcover): Polybius The General History of Polybius [books 1-17] Tr. by Mr. Hampton 5th Ed (Hardcover)
Polybius
R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The General History of Polybius (Paperback): Polybius, MR (James) 1721-1778 Hampton The General History of Polybius (Paperback)
Polybius, MR (James) 1721-1778 Hampton
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The General History of Polybius (Hardcover): Polybius, MR (James) 1721-1778 Hampton The General History of Polybius (Hardcover)
Polybius, MR (James) 1721-1778 Hampton
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The General History of Polybius; Volume 2 (Paperback): Polybius The General History of Polybius; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Polybius
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The General History of Polybius; Volume 2 (Hardcover): Polybius The General History of Polybius; Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Polybius
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Histories of Polybius. Translated from the Text of F. Hultsch by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh; Volume 2 (Paperback): Polybius The Histories of Polybius. Translated from the Text of F. Hultsch by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Polybius
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Histories of Polybius. Translated from the Text of F. Hultsch by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh; Volume 2 (Hardcover): Polybius The Histories of Polybius. Translated from the Text of F. Hultsch by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh; Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Polybius
R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Histories, with an English Translation by W.R. Paton. in Six Volumes; Volume 3 (Paperback): Polybius, W R (William Roger)... The Histories, with an English Translation by W.R. Paton. in Six Volumes; Volume 3 (Paperback)
Polybius, W R (William Roger) 1857-1921 Paton
R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Histories, with an English Translation by W.R. Paton. in Six Volumes; Volume 3 (Hardcover): Polybius, W R (William Roger)... The Histories, with an English Translation by W.R. Paton. in Six Volumes; Volume 3 (Hardcover)
Polybius, W R (William Roger) 1857-1921 Paton
R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ivsti Lipsi de Militia Romana Libri Qvinqve (Paperback): Justus 1547-1606 Lipsius Ivsti Lipsi de Militia Romana Libri Qvinqve (Paperback)
Justus 1547-1606 Lipsius; Created by Justus 1547-1606 Analecta Lipsius, Polybius De Militia Romanorum
R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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