Polybius, the Gallic Crisis, and the Ebro Treaty

  title={Polybius, the Gallic Crisis, and the Ebro Treaty},
  author={Arthur M. Eckstein},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={206 - 229}
  • A. Eckstein
  • Published 6 July 2012
  • History
  • Classical Philology
i n several reCenT arTiCles, scholars have taken to arguing that the account of roman relations with the Gallic peoples of the Po Valley in the 230s and 220s B.C.e. given by Polybius in Book 2 of his Histories is fundamentally false. That is, the romans did not spend the late 230s and early 220s paralyzed by great anxiety about a Gallic invasion of central italy, but instead pursued an active policy toward the outside world; if they engaged in preparations for war, it was war against Carthage… 
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