This book by D.Tsimboukidis, studies the contribution of ancient Greek historians in the study of eastern areas, shedding light on a less-studied research area. In the six chapters of this illustrated and enhanced edition, the author presents customs and traditions, the historic and philosophy of reason of Herodotus and Thucidides, the historiography of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. as well as that of the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D., the theories of Polyvius, Diodorus, Strabo and Plutarch. This book aims at presenting the development process of ancient Greek thought and the role it played in the social development of humankind.
Polyvius, The greatest historian of the Hellenistic period
This is the enhanced, illustrated and expanded second publishing of D.Tsimboukidis' historical study. "It is not a biography of Polyvius, but a detailed, exhaustive and critical approach of the information that this historian offers us, through his work, for that age's states as well as a global presentation of that time's philosophical and sociopolitical beliefs", notes C.Voukelatos in the magazine "Ihneftis" (Sept.1990). This is a study that ne-ver loses its appeal and is a counterweight to recent historians rejection of the contribution of Ancient Greece to modern civilization, who tend to forget that "without the foundations set by Greece and Rome, we would have no modern Europe", as Fr.Engels noted.
Six noted Russian and Soviet academics (For ancient Greece and its civilization)
The life and work of six academics who studied the history of Ancient Greece, V.V.Struve, M.A.Korostovtseff, V.G. Gavurov, A.S.Sofman, V.I.Kuzitsin and A.I.Nemirovski, is the subject of this book. The author notes that "this book is especially noteworthy today, as it refutes the efforts of various West European historians, to downgrade Russian and Soviet research on the Greek ancient world".