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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and indexes.
Introduction: Polybius and "Machiavellianism" -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Deeds of Personal Courage -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Honor, War, and Wealth -- Polybius's Aristocratic Ethos: Deceit and Good Faith -- Threats to the Social Order in The Histories, and the Polybian Response -- The Art of Generalship as the Imposition of Order -- Politics: Greece and Rome -- Optimism and Pessimism -- Conclusion: The Duty to Act -- Appendix: Polybius on Drinking and Drunkenness.
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