Aemilius Paullus: Conqueror of Greece (Routledge Revivals)

Aemilius Paullus: Conqueror of Greece (Routledge Revivals)

By: William A. Reiter (author)Hardback

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Lucius Aemilius Paullus was largely responsible for the inclusion of Greece in the growing empire of the Republic. He is most often presented as a man of pristine virtue and philhellenic persuasion, but this image has clouded his personality as well as the events in which he was involved. Aemilius Paullus: Conqueror of Greece, first published in 1988, aims to construct an accurate picture of the soldier and politician by scrutiny of the main sources - Livy, Plutarch and Polybius (the last of whom worked under the direct patronage of Paullus). The Polybian concepts of the statesman and the conqueror, Livy's portrayal of a man schooled in the mos maiorum and Plutarch's moralistic use of the image of Paullus for didactic purposes are each investigated. The author shows how each writer moulds a Paullus according to his own preconceptions, and suggests that he may have been little more than a competent general and politician.

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1. Introduction 2. Polybius and the Image 3. Livy and the Image 4. Plutarch and the Image 5. Another Look; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780415749275
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9780415749275
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 0415749271

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