By Polybius, Evelyn S. Shuckburgh
The Histories of Greek-born, Roman historian Polybius (c.200-118 BCE) are reissued right here in volumes. Comprising the whole Books 1 to five, the close to whole publication 6, and fragments of Books 7 to nine, quantity 1 covers, inter alia, an overview of Rome's enemies (notably Egypt and Greece), the Peloponnesian battle, the beginnings of the 1st and moment Punic Wars, the battles of Ticinus and Trebia, the harmonious society of Rome, and a dialogue of historic strategy that prioritises objectivity. Undertaken by means of the classicist Evelyn Shuckburgh (1843-1906), this primary entire English translation (utilising F. Hultsch's 1867-72 Greek textual content) was once released in 1889. A teach, and later librarian, at Emmanuel university, Cambridge, Shuckburgh produced tuition versions of Sophocles and Suetonius in addition to brief histories at the classical global. This hugely readable translation has remained a desirable historic account of the second one and 3rd centuries BCE.
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