Martial put me much in mind of Archilochus - and Titus Livius was positively Polybius
and none other."
Then, Mr Wegg, in a dry unflinching way, entered on his task; going straight across country at everything that came before him; taking all the hard words, biographical and geographical; getting rather shaken by Hadrian, Trajan, and the Antonines; stumbling at Polybius
(pronounced Polly Beeious, and supposed by Mr Boffin to be a Roman virgin, and by Mrs Boffin to be responsible for that necessity of dropping it); heavily unseated by Titus Antoninus Pius; up again and galloping smoothly with Augustus; finally, getting over the ground well with Commodus: who, under the appellation of Commodious, was held by Mr Boffin to have been quite unworthy of his English origin, and 'not to have acted up to his name' in his government of the Roman people.
While the thickness of Champion's hermeneutic lens is occasionally refractive (his textual analysis reflecting his hermeneutic grid), most often it proves a powerful tool for macro- and micro-textual analysis of the complexities of Polybius
This was presumably because in writing them Bruni had stayed closer than was acceptable, by modern standards, to his sources, respectively Plutarch, Polybius
, and Procopius.
The inevitable conclusion seems to be that his source stopped around 222, and that he did not know Polybius
' second and fourth books.(47)
When the Greek historian Polybius
lived in Rome in the mid-second century BC, he found structures very similar to those he was accustomed to at home and could apply his Greek theories to Roman political life, even if not always with convincing results.
Its use in Lord's essay is most noteworthy for there it justifies--in the discussion of the naturalness of the city--leaving behind the famous Politics 1.2 and concentrating instead on scattered hints about thumos and on the writings of Plato and Polybius
. The strangeness of this will strike any reader, and though Lord reaches some intriguing conclusions as a result, his procedure really needs more sustained defense than it gets.
He was just collared inside the final 50 yards by Baron Bolt last time, and the pair were clear of Watchable and Polybius
, who have run creditably since, the latter being sixth of 20 (second on his side) when well backed in a valuable handicap at Ascot.
Baronowski explores the complex and ambivalent views of Achaean historian Polybius
(200-120 BC) about Roman imperialism.
For instance, she notes that in the case of Marcus Fulvius Nobilior, a passage by Polybius
, a nearly contemporary source, seems to prove moralizing manipulation in Livy's account; Livy defends him from the charge that he removed art from temples, where Polybius
' passage has him remove statues of the gods (208-209).
We have Latin historians, particularly Livy, who wrote patriotic history, and Greek writers such as Polybius
, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Diodorus Siculus, Plutarch, and Strabo.
[GREEK TEXT OMITTED]: Note that Fabius calls the affair [GREEK TEXT OMITTED], not [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] or [GREEK TEXT OMITTED]/[GREEK TEXT OMITTED], the usual words for revolutionary violence in our main source of second-century historical prose, Polybius
.(10) [GREEK TEXT OMITTED], on the other hand, is in Polybius
nothing more specific than confused disorder or disturbance (14.5.8; 15.25.8; 30.22.7).(11)