Item #00009976 The General History of Polybius, Translated from the Greek by Mr. Hampton. Polybius, Mr. Hampton, James, Tr.
The General History of Polybius, Translated from the Greek by Mr. Hampton

The General History of Polybius, Translated from the Greek by Mr. Hampton

Oxford: Printed by W. Baxter, 1823. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. 2 vol. 8vo. [5], iixxiv, [1], 2-422, [4]; [5], 2-507, [3] pp. Half turn-of-the-century morocco over marbled paper boards with the spines in six compartments, gold lettering on the spines; all edges decoratively speckeld. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Armorial bookplate of D.H. McAlpine on the front pastedowns with the motto "Cuinich Bas Alpine; Srioghal Mo Dhream". A nice early nineteenth-century set of Polybius translated into English, and a respected translation at that. Bruggemann 243. Moss 530. Oxford Classical Dictionary, "Polybius", 1209-1210. Smith 143. Polybius was a Hellenistic historian who chronicled Rome's rise to power in the Mediterranean. He was a friend to Scipio and witnessed some of the war between Rome and Carthage. He is the only Hellenistic historical writer of whose works we have a significant portion. Like Thucydides, Polybius believed in using first-hand accounts to compose a proper history. He helped expand Thucydides' foundational, scientific approach to history to the Roman world. Very Good+. Item #00009976

A Very Good or better set with minor wear to the extremities and occasional, scattered foxing to the pageblock.

Price: $500.00

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