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By Polybius, Evelyn S. Shuckburgh

The Histories of Greek-born, Roman historian Polybius (c.200-118 BCE) are reissued the following in volumes. Comprising the total Books 1 to five, the close to entire ebook 6, and fragments of Books 7 to nine, quantity 1 covers, inter alia, an evaluation 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 ancient process that prioritises objectivity. Undertaken via the classicist Evelyn Shuckburgh (1843-1906), this primary entire English translation (utilising F. Hultsch's 1867-72 Greek textual content) used to be released in 1889. A instruct, and later librarian, at Emmanuel university, Cambridge, Shuckburgh produced institution versions of Sophocles and Suetonius in addition to brief histories at the classical global. This hugely readable translation has remained a desirable old account of the second one and 3rd centuries BCE.

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