Selected Papers: Studies in Greek and Roman History and Historiography

Selected Papers: Studies in Greek and Roman History and Historiography

By: Frank W. Walbank (author)Paperback

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This volume contains a selection of the more important and influential of Professor F. W. Walbank's occasional papers. Published over a period of fifty years, they cover a wide range of classical subjects. Three deal with the role of nationality in the Greco-Roman world and with the constitutional character of Greek federal states. Others are concerned with problems of third- and second-century Roman history. Eight papers treat the antecedents of so-called 'tragic history', speeches in ancient historians, and several aspects of Polybius' work. Finally, the selection includes Professor Walbank's detailed discussion of the chronology of Ptolemy IV's death and the accession of Ptolemy Epiphanes. A full bibliography of the author's publications concludes the volume.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Part I. Greek Papers: 1. The problem of Greek nationality; 2. Were there Greek federal states?; 3. The accession of Ptolemy Epiphanes: a problem in chronology; Part II. Roman Papers: 4. Nationality as a factor in Roman history; 5. Polybius, Philinus and the First Punic War; 6. Naval triarii (Polyb. 1.26.6); 7. Roman declaration of war in the third and second centuries; 8. Some reflections on Hannibal's pass; 9. The Scipionic legend; 10. Polybius and Rome's eastern policy; 11. Political morality and the friends of Scipio; 12. A note on the embassy of Q. Marcius Philippus, 172 BC; 13. Via illa nostra militaris: some thoughts on the Via Egnatia; Part III. Historiographical Papers: 14. ????????? ? o? ? ? ??y? ??o? ??? ??o? : a Polybian experiment; 15. History and tragedy; 16. Speeches in Greek historians; 17. Polemic in Polybius; 18. Polybius between Greece and Rome; 19. Synchronisms in Polybius, Books IV and V; 20. Symploke: its role in Polybius' Histories; 21. Polybius' last ten books; Publications of F. W. Walbank, 1933-1984; Indexes 1-4.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521136808
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 386
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  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 0521136806

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