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Old and New in Roman Foreign Affairs: The Case of 197

David Potter

in Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At the end of the third century bc, the Roman Republic had no coherent plan of imperial expansion or roadmap for transforming conquered territories into provinces. The year 197 is notable as one in ... More


Youthfulness in Polybius: The Case of Philip V of Macedon

Brian McGing

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/9780199608409.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Youthfulness appears widely in Polybius as something whose failings and weakness can be disadvantageous for a leader, in spite of more positive examples of young men such as Aratus of Sicyon and ... More


Frank Walbank’s Philippos Tragoidoumenos: Polybius’ Account of Philip’s Last Years

Boris Dreyer

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/9780199608409.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Polybius' highly dramatic portrayal of Philip V's last years as king of Macedonia has been seen as arising from a decision to concentrate on the personal tragedy of Philip's last years, especially ... More


Polybius, Aratus, and the History of the 140th Olympiad

Andrew Meadows

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/9780199608409.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter reassesses Polybius' claim that he was a continuator of the memoirs of Aratus of Sicyon, which ended at the end of the 139th Olympiad in August 220 BC. Examination of Polybius' narrative ... More


The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748

Christopher Storrs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300216899
eISBN:
9780300225235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300216899.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book considers the extraordinary revival of Spanish power following the War of the Spanish Succession. Between 1713 and 1748 the Spain of Philip V was the single greatest threat to peace in ... More


The Union of 1707 and the War of the Spanish Succession

Christopher Storrs

in The Union of 1707: New Dimensions: Scottish Historical Review Supplementary Issue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638024
eISBN:
9780748672295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638024.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

The Union of 1707 is too often thought of in narrowly British terms, even — quite understandably in Scotland — in almost exclusively Scottish terms. In fact, however, there was an important European ... More


Privatizing Royal Conscience

Nicole Reinhardt

in Voices of Conscience: Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198703686
eISBN:
9780191772856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703686.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

By 1700 the concept of counsel of conscience and the trust in royal confessors as competent counsellors had collapsed. In the wake of the regime change that followed both the death of Louis XIV and ... More


Stop blaming others

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Machiavelli now turns to Italy and its recent troubles, which he blames on Italian princes. The times are ripe, he declares, for a new prince to build new, better orders in this downtrodden province. ... More


After Alexander

David C. Yates

in States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190673543
eISBN:
9780190673574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673543.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 offers a brief look ahead to the afterlife of the panhellenic tradition invented by Philip and Alexander the Great, demonstrating that the self-interested propaganda of the Macedonian kings ... More


The Hellenistic Kingdoms: Cities and Federations of Old Greece

Simon Hornblower

in Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Political and literary considerations alike suggest that the Alexandra dates from about 190 BC and that its closing sections celebrate the victory of the Roman consul Titus Quinctius Flamininus over ... More


Hannibal, Carthage and the Mediterranean (216–209)

Dexter Hoyos

in Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains how victory at Cannae at last brought many of Rome's central and southern Italian allies over to Hannibal's side. Macedon under King Philip V and Syracuse did so too, adding to ... More


Mist or Smoke? (Flamininus 4.8–12)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses an atmospheric and involving treatment of a key Roman victory, of Flamininus over Philip V. Plutarch and the non-rhythmic Livy are probably both drawing on the non-rhythmic ... More


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