Selected Papers: Studies in Greek and Roman History and Historiography

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 26, 2010 - History - 386 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

GREEK PAPERS 1 The problem of Greek nationality
1
Were there Greek federal states?
20
a problem in chronology
38
ROMAN PAPERS 4 Nationality as a factor in Roman history
57
Polybius Philinus and the First Punic War
77
Naval triarii Polyb 1 26 6
99
Roman declaration of war in the third and second centuries
101
Some reflections on Hannibals pass
107
History and tragedy
224
Speeches in Greek historians
242
Polemic in Polybius
262
Polybius between Greece and Rome
280
Synchronisms in Polybius Books 1v and v
306
its role in Polybius Histories
314
Polybius last ten books
325
Publications of F W Walbank 19331984
344

The Scipionic legend
120
Polybius and Romes eastern policy
138
Political morality and the friends of Scipio
157
A note on the embassy of Q Marcius Philippus 172 B C
181
some thoughts on the Via Egnatia
193
a Polybian experiment
210

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