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Rome, the Greek World, and the EastVolume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East$
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Fergus Millar, Hannah M. Cotton, and Guy MacLean Rogers

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830307

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876657_millar

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Polybius between Greece and Rome *

Polybius between Greece and Rome *

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(p.91) Chapter Five Polybius between Greece and Rome *
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Rome, the Greek World, and the East
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Fergus Millar

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807876657_millar.11

This chapter discusses Polybius's analysis of the success of Rome in terms of Greek political theory. It examines the fundamental issues that shaped Polybius's historical consciousness and the range of his political analysis. Writing for a Greek audience, Polybius recorded and explained the rise of Rome to universal domination, and used the earlier history of Greece as points of reference for historical and political judgments.

Keywords:   Polybius, Rome, political theory, political analysis, Greece, political judgments

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