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Cover: The Histories, Volume VI: Books 28-39. Fragments, from Harvard University PressCover: The Histories, Volume VI in HARDCOVER

Loeb Classical Library 161

The Histories, Volume VI

Books 28-39. Fragments

Polybius

Translated by W. R. Paton

Revised by F. W. Walbank

Christian Habicht

Edited and translated by S. Douglas Olson

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ISBN 9780674996618

Publication Date: 10/22/2012

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Polybius found a brilliant subject for his history in the Roman drive to supremacy in the Mediterranean. As an experienced Greek politician who lived as a hostage among the elite in Rome from 167 to 159 BC, he was ideally positioned to write it. He had formidable organizational powers, and he really did know what he was talking about. Without him, our understanding of the whole period and of the dynamics of Roman imperialism would be inconceivably impoverished.—Denis Feeney, The Times Literary Supplement

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