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Introduction

Christopher Smith and Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600755
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738791 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter situates the work of Peter Derow and the chapters in this volume, which respond to his views on Roman imperialism, within broad currents of thought on the nature of Roman military activity and foreign policy. Specific reference is made to a rather different approach, recently championed by Arthur Eckstein, to show the relevance of Derow's own work and the importance of the debate both for ancient history, and for contemporary political theory and, potentially, practice.

Keywords: Roman imperialism; military activity; foreign policy; political theory

Chapter.  5595 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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