Diodoros of Sicily (32.2 and 4) and Polybios

Hau, L.I. (2006) Diodoros of Sicily (32.2 and 4) and Polybios. Classica et Mediaevalia, 57, pp. 67-102.

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Abstract

Diodoros 32.2 and 4 have often been assumed to have been originally composed by Polybios, who is then believed to have approved of the ruthless method of consolidating an empire described in the passage. This article attempts to answer two questions: who wrote Diodoros 32.2 and 4, and did the author approve of the conduct described? The conclusions reached are that whoever composed the passage did not approve of the described practice, and that Diodoros most likely composed the passage himself.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:ISBN: 9788763509572
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hau, Dr Lisa Irene
Authors: Hau, L.I.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DF Greece
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Journal Name:Classica et Mediaevalia
Publisher:Gyldendal
ISSN:0106-5815
ISSN (Online):1604-9411

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