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Author Moore, Daniel Walker, author

Title Polybius : experience and the lessons of history / by Daniel Walker Moore
Published Leiden : Brill, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Series Historiography of Rome and Its Empire ; 6
Classical Studies E-Books Online, Collection 2020
Historiography of Rome and its empire ; 6
Classical Studies E-Books Online, Collection 2020
Summary "The Greek historian Polybius (2nd century B.C.E.) produced an authoritative history of Rome's rise to dominance in the Mediterranean that was explicitly designed to convey valuable lessons to future generations. But throughout this history, Polybius repeatedly emphasizes the incomparable value of first-hand, practical experience. In 'Polybius: Experience and the Lessons of History,' Daniel Walker Moore shows how Polybius integrates these two apparently competing concepts in a way that affects not just his educational philosophy but the construction of his historical narrative. The manner in which figures such as Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, or even the Romans as a whole learn and develop over the course of Polybius' narrative becomes a critical factor in Rome's ultimate success"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Polybius. Historiae.
Hannibal, 247 B.C.-182 B.C. -- Military leadership
SUBJECT Hannibal, 247 B.C.-182 B.C. fast (OCoLC)fst01822775
Historiae (Polybius) fast (OCoLC)fst01357343
Subject Experiential learning -- Case studies
History, Ancient -- Historiography
History -- Philosophy.
History -- Philosophy.
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Command of troops.
History, Ancient.
SUBJECT Rome -- History -- Republic, 510-30 B.C. -- Historiography
Subject Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020003871
ISBN 9789004426122
Other Titles Experience and the lessons of history