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Polybius and his World
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Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Bruce Gibson and Thomas Harrison

Abstract

From his first publication, Aratos of Sicyon (1933), to his death in 2008, F. W. Walbank established himself as one of the leading ancient historians of the last century. His many publications - not least his three-volume commentary on the Greek historian of Roman power, Polybius - transformed the study both of Polybius and of the history of the Hellenistic world. Polybius and his World honours Walbank’s achievement by bringing together a number of leading scholars in the fields of Hellenistic historiography and history. The book re-examines a number of central themes in past scholarship: Poly ... More

Keywords: Polybius, F.W. Walbank, Rome, Hellenistic historiography, intertextuality, constitutional theory, narratology, source criticism, commentaries, empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Gibson, editor
Professor of Latin, University of Liverpool

Thomas Harrison, editor
Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, University of Liverpool

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