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The complete histories of Polybius, (electronic resourcePolybius.)

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The complete histories of Polybius
Title
The complete histories of Polybius
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eng
Summary
Written in the 2nd century by the Greek historian Polybius, "The Histories" is a multi-volume work detailing many of the events, people, and ideas of the Hellenistic Period. While his focus is the space of time in which ancient Rome became a world power from 220 to 167 BC, Polybius also discusses his role as a "pragmatic historian," a discourse on fate (called "Tyche"), and the superiority of the mixed constitution. Though all forty volumes have not survived to the present day, the complete books extant today cover the affairs of all the important nations of the time, including Egypt, Greece, and Spain, as well as the first and second Punic Wars. Polybius speaks at length on the government of the Romans, citing it as the reason for Rome's success as a force of the world. Though it includes a couple of digressions concerning lesser issues of the time, The Histories has proven and continues to be a valuable text when studying the Hellenistic time period and manner of writing
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Midwest
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Historiae
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Polybius
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1857-1921
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  • Paton, W. R.
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  • History, Ancient
  • Electronic books
  • Rome
  • Greece
  • Greece
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adult
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The complete histories of Polybius, (electronic resourcePolybius.)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11908733
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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MWT11908733
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11908733
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11908733
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The complete histories of Polybius, (electronic resourcePolybius.)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11908733
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11908733
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908733
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908733
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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