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The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)

The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
Author: Polybius
ISBN 13: 9780140443622
ISBN 10: 140443622
Edition: Later Printing Used
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1980-02-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $18.00

Polybius, himself a Greek and an active contemporary participant in political relations with Rome, wrote the forty books of his Universal History primarily to chronicle and account for the Roman conquest of Greece between 200 and 167 B.C. He saw that Mediterranean history, under Rome's influence, was becoming an organic whole, so he starts his work in 264 B.C. with the beginning of Rome's clash with African Carthage, the rival imperialist power, and ends with the final destruction of Carthage in 146 B.C.