Polybius, Phylarchus, and Historiographical Criticism

@article{Eckstein2013PolybiusPA,
  title={Polybius, Phylarchus, and Historiographical Criticism},
  author={Arthur M. Eckstein},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={2013},
  volume={108},
  pages={314 - 338}
}
  • A. Eckstein
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • History
  • Classical Philology
I n the MiD-220S B.C.e. a profound political crisis wracked the Peloponnese. The Achaean League, led by Aratus of Sicyon, had succeeded over a period of thirty years in driving out the power of Antigonid Macedon, a process that included substituting democracies in poleis once ruled by proMacedonian tyrants. But after 227 B.C.e. the Achaean League was unable to deal with the growing military power of King Cleomenes III of Sparta and his propaganda of social revolution. Thus Aratus invited… 
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