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Practical Contexts and Political Realities

Craige B. Champion

in Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237643
eISBN:
9780520929890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237643.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter determines Polybius's collective representations in the political circumstances from which they arose. It also discusses Polybius's text within dramatic historical changes Rome was ... More


Polybius in Context: The Political Dimension of the Histories

John Thornton

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/9780199608409.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers Polybius' work within the terms of diplomatic discourse. Rather than examining Polybius' views of Rome, much can be gained by considering Polybius' writings within the context ... More


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