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Rome, Polybius, and the East

The late Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

Abstract

This book offers a collection of work written by the late Peter Derow, Hody Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Wadham College, University of Oxford, during the course of his career. With a detailed introduction, the chapters make up a distinctive and influential body of work covering topics such as Roman imperialism, Polybius, and Rome's rise to Mediterranean power. They include surveys on the Roman conquest of the East, the great Greek historian Polybius, investigations of the Roman calendar, and several chapters on epigraphy. The book also contains a bibliography of Derow's work.

Keywords: ancient history, Peter Derow, Wadham College, Roman imperialism, Polybius, Rome, Mediterranean, Roman calendar, epigraphy, University of Oxford

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640904
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199640904.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

The late Peter Derow, author
Hody Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Wadham College, Oxford, 1977-2006

Andrew Erskine, editor
Professor of Ancient History, University of Edinburgh

Josephine Crawley Quinn, editor
Martin Frederiksen Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Worcester College, Oxford

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Introduction

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

I Narratives

1 The Arrival of Rome

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

2 Rome, the Fall of Macedon and the Sack of Corinth

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

II Polybius and Roman Power

3 Polybius

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

4 Historical Explanation

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

5 Polybius, Rome, and the East*

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

6 Kleemporos

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

7 Polybios and the Embassy of Kallikrates

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

8 Polybius III, Rome and Carthage

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

9 Imperium, Imperial Space and Empire1

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

III The Roman Calendar

10 The Roman Calendar, 190–168 B.C.

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

11 The Roman Calendar, 218–191 B.C.

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

IV Epigraphy

12 An Inscription from Chios

P. S. Derow and W. G. Forrest

13 Pharos and Rome

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

14 RC 38 (Amyzon) Reconsidered

J. T. Ma, P. S. Derow, A. R. Meadows