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Polybius - The Rise of Rome - ( Item 120432 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2013. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Michael Scott. One of the most influential classical histories, enhanced with magnificent full-page coin portraits. Introduced by Michael Scott. The most complete history of one of the world's great empires, The Rise of Rome has influenced thinkers from Machiavelli to the Founding Fathers of the United States. It comprises five surviving books and two partial volumes from Polybius' Histories, an ambitious, and originally vast work that explained how Rome conquered all the known regions of the civilised world. A leading politician, Polybius was born in Arcadia, Greece, in 200 BC and died around 117 BC. As the historian and broadcaster Michael Scott says in his new preface, this made him 'an eyewitness to one of the greatest power shifts in Mediterranean history'. Production Details. The Rise of Rome book. Translated by Robin Waterfield. Three-quarter bound in buckram with a Modigliani paper side printed with eagle (detail) from a marble statue of Emperor Claudius as Jupiter, Rome, 41-54 AD. Set in Albertina with Garamond Titling display. 616 pages. Frontispiece and 32 pages of colour plates. Book size: 10" 6". A fascinating meditation on how to govern and how to learn from history.

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