9780674996472-067499647X-Roman History, Volume I (Loeb Classical Library)

Roman History, Volume I (Loeb Classical Library)

ISBN-13: 9780674996472
ISBN-10: 067499647X
Edition: Bilingual
Author: Appian
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 452 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674996472
ISBN-10: 067499647X
Edition: Bilingual
Author: Appian
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 452 pages

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Acknowledged author Appian wrote Roman History, Volume I (Loeb Classical Library) comprising 452 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 067499647X and 9780674996472. Since then Roman History, Volume I (Loeb Classical Library) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Appian was an Alexandrian official at ease in the highest political and literary circles who later became a Roman citizen and advocate. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius (emperor 138–161).

Appian’s theme is the process by which the Roman Empire achieved its contemporary prosperity, and his unique method is to trace in individual books the story of each nation’s wars with Rome up through her own civil wars. Although this triumph of “harmony and monarchy” was achieved through characteristic Roman virtues, Appian is unusually objective about Rome’s shortcomings along the way.

Of the work’s original 24 books, only the Preface and Books 6–9 and 11–17 are preserved complete or nearly so: those on the Spanish, Hannibalic, African, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and five books on the civil wars.

This edition of Appian replaces the original Loeb edition by Horace White and provides additional fragments, along with his letter to Fronto.

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