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The rise of the Roman empire (New ed.)

By: Polybius

Part of the Penguin classics series
0140443622 / 9780140443622
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25/10/1979
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In writing his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire, the Greek statesman Polybius set out to help his fellow-countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome.Opening with the Punic War in 264 BC, he records the critical stages of Roman expansion - its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage in 146 BC.

An active participant in contemporary politics, as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius was able to draw on a range of eyewitness accounts, alongside his own experiences of many of the central events, giving his work immediacy and authority.

BIC:

1QDAR Ancient Rome, 3D BCE to c 500 CE, HBJD European history, HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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