The histories

Polybius ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; with an introduction and notes by Brian McGing

'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.

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書名 The histories
著作者等 McGing, B. C.
Polybius
Waterfield, Robin
シリーズ名 Oxford world's classics
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xliii, 501 p., [5] p. of plates
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 9780199534708
NCID BB08120324
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言語 英語
原文言語 古典ギリシア語(1453年まで)
出版国 イギリス
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