Polybius and Roman Imperialism ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Donald Walter Baronowski

Polybius and Roman Imperialism

Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: December 2013
ISBN: 9781472519870
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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Polybius and Roman Imperialism explores in depth the complexity of the Greek historian Polybius¿
views on the expansion of Roman power. Although he considered imperialism intrinsically noble, and both admired and supported Roman domination, Polybius also evinced detachment from the ruling power. This detachment came in different forms: personal, cultural, patriotic and cultural.

In general, he believed that the Romans cited morally acceptable pretexts for declaring war, observed justice in other aspects of foreign policy, and practised beneficence and moderation in their dealings with subject nations. Even with less than half of the original text surviving, the author reveals Polybius' personality and political philosophy.
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