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Author Eckstein, Arthur M.

Title Moral vision in the Histories of Polybius / Arthur M. Eckstein
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1995]
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Description 1 online resource (331 pages)
Series Hellenistic culture and society ; 16
Hellenistic culture and society ; 16
Contents Introduction: Polybius and "Machiavellianism" -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Deeds of Personal Courage -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Honor, War, and Wealth -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Deceit and Good Faith -- Threats to the Social Order in The Histories, and the Polybian Response -- The Art of Generalship as the Imposition of Order -- Politics: Greece and Rome -- Optimism and Pessimism -- Conclusion: The Duty to Act -- Appendix: Polybius on Drinking and Drunkenness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Polybius -- Ethics.
Polybius. Historiae.
Ethics, Ancient.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520914694 (electronic bk.)
0585160279 (electronic bk.)
9780520914698 (electronic bk.)
9780585160276 (electronic bk.)