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The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics) - Polybius, Ian Scott-Kilvert, Frank William Walbank, F.W. Walbank
The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
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The 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... show more
The 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140443622 (0140443622)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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3.5 Polybius: The Rise of the ROman Empire
I have been on a bit of a bender for reading ancient historians lately of the Roman Republic and so, Polybius is my latest reading in this area. I find reading ancient historians is perhaps the most effective way to both get some of the history and the mind set at the same time. Anyway it has work...
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3.0 The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
OverviewTechnically this is a book about the Roman Republic, not the Empire. The history of Roman antiquity can be divided into three phases: (1)the monarchy (753 B.C.- 509 B.C.), (2) the republic (509 B.C -27 B.C.) and (3) the Empire (27 B.C. -476 A.D. (West); -1453 A.D. (East)).This book focuses o...
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