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Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius
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Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Christopher Smith and Liv Mariah Yarrow

Abstract

The chapters here address central problems in the development of Roman imperialism in the third and second century bc. Published in honour of the distinguished Oxford academic Peter Derow, they follow some of his main interests: the author Polybius, the characteristics of Roman power and imperial ambition, and the mechanisms used by Rome in creating and sustaining an empire in the east. Written by a distinguished group of international historians, all of whom were taught by Derow, the volume constitutes a new and distinctive contribution to the history of this centrally important period, as we ... More

Keywords: Polybius, imperialism, epigraphy, Hellenistic culture, Roman Republic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600755
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Smith, editor
Director, The British School at Rome and Professor of Ancient History, University of St Andrews.

Liv Mariah Yarrow, editor
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, Brooklyn College, CUNY.

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