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The Rise and Fall of the Boeotians: Polybius 20. 4–7 as a Literary Topos

Christel Müller

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Polybius' account of the history of decadence in Boeotia in Book 20 has often been taken at face value, but should, however, be seen as a literary construct, likely to have been added to the ... More


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