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history of Polybius, the Megalopolitan

containing a general account of the transactions of the world, and principally of the Roman people, during the first and second Punick wars

by Polybius

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  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Printed by W. Onley, for Sam. Briscoe, in Covent-garden; and R. Wellington, at the Lute, in St. Paul"s Church-yard in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History, Ancient -- Early works to 1800,
  • Punic War, 1st, 264-241 B.D. -- Early works to 1800,
  • Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C. -- Early works to 1800,
  • Rome -- History -- Republic, 510-30 B.C. -- Early works to 1800,
  • Greece -- History -- Early works to 1800

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtranslated by Sir H.S. ; to which is added A Character of Polybius and his writings, by Mr. Dryden.
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    ContributionsSheeres, Henry, Sir, d. 1710, tr., Dryden, John, 1631-1700., Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner., John Adams Library (Boston Public Library)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3 v. in 2 :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22882617M

    cism at different points in the Histories, Polybius believed that the Romans generally treated other nations with moderation and beneficence at all stag-es of their imperial evolution’ (p.). Chapter, ‘Polybius on the Enemies of Rome’, is divided into a discus-sion of Books – and Books –.File Size: 77KB. Polybius' argument, consequently missing its full significance. The book is indeed a whole, but it remains a muddled whole. It is in many respects a failure, albeit an impressive failure. Nevertheless, though its importance has SC. Q. xxxvii, , ; this article gives a history of the problem and a biblio-graphy up to

    BOOK II. In the preceding book I stated in the first place at what date the Romans having subjected Italy began to concern themselves in enterprises outside the peninsula; next I narrated how they crossed to Sicily and what were their reasons for undertaking the war with Carthage for the possession of that island.   pagre 83 note 4 This earlier version clearly links up with Polybius’ first plan for a history going down to ; see Thommen, R., Hermes, xx, , f., who compares vi. 2. 2. 3 (with its reference to the whole world falling under Roman domination in less than 53 years) with the similar statement in by:

    This history shows from the bottom up how sailors emerged from deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, turned pirate, and created a starkly different reality aboard their own ships, electing their officers, dividing their booty equitably, and maintaining a . THE GAZE IN POLYBIUS' HISTORIES* By JAMES DAVIDSON. Summarizing Polybius' contribution to the study of Roman history, Mommsen paid him the following compliment: 'His books are like the sun in the field of Roman history; where they begin, the misty veils which still cloak the Samnite and Pyrrhic wars are lifted, where they finish, a new and if possible still .


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The General History, Volume 2 [(Megalopolitanus), Polybius] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The General History, Volume 2Author: Polybius (Megalopolitanus). The history of Polybius, the Megalopolitan containing a general account of the transactions of the world, and principally of the Roman people, during the first and second Punick wars The second edition.

by Polybius. 6 Want to read; 2 Have read; Published by Printed by W. Onley, for Sam. Polybius, (born c. bce, Megalopolis, Arcadia, Greece—died c.

), Greek statesman and historian who wrote of the rise of Rome to world prominence. Polybius was the son of Lycortas, a distinguished Achaean statesman, and he received the upbringing considered appropriate for a son of rich landowners.

His youthful biography of Philopoemen. Polybius: The history of Polybius the Megalopolitan. Also the manner of the Romane encamping, extracted from the description of Polybius.

(Printed at London, This impression made over and to be vented for the benefit of Thomas Gibbes gentleman, ), also by Edward Grimeston and Polybius. Historiae. Polybius, himself a Greek and an active contemporary participant in political relations with Rome, wrote the forty books of his Universal History primarily to chronicle and account for the Roman conquest of Greece between and B.C.

He saw that Mediterranean history, under Rome's influence, was becoming an organic whole, so he starts his work in B.C. with the4/5. Recapitulation of Achaean history, before B.C. the Megalopolitan book, contained in Book II., cc.

and stated that the dynasty existed from his time to that of Ogygus: that then there was an excellent form of democratical federal government established: and that then the league was broken up by the kings of Sparta into separate towns and villages.

Content. Polybius' Histories begin in the year BC and end in BC (Polybius was born around BC and died around BC). He is primarily concerned with the 53 years in which Ancient Rome became a dominant world power. This period, from – BC, saw Rome subjugate Carthage and gain control over Hellenistic I through V cover the.

The history of Polybius, the Megalopolitan: containing a general account of the transactions of the world, and principally of the Roman people, during the first and second Punick wars by Polybius; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Sheeres, Henry, Sir, d.tr; Dryden, John, ; Adams, John,former ownerPages: The Histories of Polybius Book Six Preface 1.

I am aware that some will be at a loss to account for my interrupting the course of my narrative for the sake of entering upon the following disquisition on the Roman constitution. But I think that I have already in many passages made it fully evident that this particular branch of my workFile Size: KB.

Get this from a library. The History of Polybius the Megalopolitan: containing a general account of the transactions of the world, and principally of the Roman people, during the first and second Punick wars, &c. [Polybius.; Henry Sheeres, Sir; John Dryden].

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The Histories of Polybius Book Two 1. In the previous book I have described how the Romans, having subdued all Italy, began to aim at foreign dominion; how they crossed to Sicily, and the reasons of the war which they entered into against the Carthaginians for the possession of that island.

Next I stated at what periodFile Size: KB. Polybius, Histories ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8 book 9 book 10 book 11 book 12 book 13 book 14 book 15 Introduction Importance and Magnitude of the Subject The Starting-point of the History Comprehensive View The Romans in Sicily Roman Dominion in Italy Messene.

Polybius. & Grimeston, Edward. The history of Polybius the Megalopolitan the fiue first bookes entire, with all the parcels of the subsequent bookes vnto the eighteenth, according to the Greeke originall: also the manner of the Romane encamping, extracted from the discription of Polybius.

London: Printed by Nicholas Okes for Simon. Get this from a library. The history of Polybius the Megalopolitan: containing a general account of the transactions of the world: with A character of Polybius, by Mr.

Dryden: vol. III: never before printed. [Polybius.; John Dryden]. Polybius. and Dryden, John. The history of Polybius the Megalopolitan [microform]: containing a general account of the transactions of the world: with A character of Polybius, by Mr. Dryden: vol.

III: never before printed Printed for Sam. Briscoe London Australian/Harvard Citation. Polybius. & Dryden, John. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Historiae, The histories, Polybius, Polybii Historiae, Polybii Megalopolitani Historiarvm Qvidqvid Svperest, Selections from Polybius, Historiarum excerpta Vaticana in titulo De sententiis, Historiarum li quoad fieri.

Criticisms on Polybius, and estimates of his value as an historian, will be found in Thirlwall’s History of Greece, vol.

viii.; Arnold’s History of Rome; Mommsen’s History of Rome, book iv. xiii.; Freeman’s History of Federal Government and Essays; Bunbury’s Ancient Geography, vol. 16; Law’s Alps of Hannibal. For the Roman. Polybius (l. BCE) was, whilst a Greek historian, a Roman historian, in that his work dealt with explaining how Rome came to be so great.

Like the three Classical Greek Historians, Polybius himself had personal experiences and inquiries into what he was studying at a level that included and went beyond reading scrolls and memoirs stored in a library.

The history of Polybius the Megalopolitan; Also the manner of the Romane encamping, extracted from the description of Polybius: ISBN () Softcover,The History of Polybius the Megalopolitan, title within ornamental woodcut border, woodcut ornaments and initials, double-page plan of a Roman Camp, some worming in lower margins, wanting initial?blank, ownership signatures of William Cheyney () and Richard Cheyney (/), contemporary calf, rebacked, upper cover detached [STC a], N.

Okes for .The Greek statesman Polybius (c; 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 BC, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks 5/5(4).