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By Isobel E. Williams
Edgar Evans was once defined through Robert Falcon Scott as 'a significant worker…an precious assistant'. Having joined the Royal army as a boy sailor on the age of 15, he rose quickly to the rank of leader petty officer, serving with a tender Scott on board HMS Majestic alongside the way in which. He took half within the Discovery day trip of 1901-04, and used to be presented the Polar Medal on Scott's suggestion. In among expeditions, he proficient the Royal Tournament-winning Portsmouth box gun crew. He explored extra miles of Antarctica than the other member of the Terra Nova day trip, yet his contribution has been principally ignored a result of implication that, as he used to be the 1st to die, he slowed up the growth of the go back trip. Isobel Williams's biography of Evans corrects this misunderstanding, in addition to redresses the stability of the eye paid to the higher- and lower-deck contributors of the day trip.
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It was better to talk politics. But here again an obstacle presented itself which proved to be insuperable for both Polybius and Posidonius, though possibly for different reasons. Polybius never quite grasped the political organization of Italy in his own time. 4). But he does not seem to have tried to give a description of the Roman system of municipia and coloniae, Latin allies and other confederates. Posidonius is less easy to fault, given the scant numbers of fragments. But if Posidonius had paid attention to the structure of Italy before or after the Social War we should know it from Strabo who used his work extensively.
He did his best to turn Scipio Africanus into an unscrupulous manipulator of religious customs he did not share. Posidonius has the reputation, to a certain extent justified, of being a reVigious soul. But be does not seem to have noticed that Sulla and his friend Pompey were heading for selfdeification: death spared him the task of having to account for the apotheosis of Caesar. Posidonius found mystical postures and bogus oracles among the supporters of the slaveking Eunus and of the barbarous Mithridates.
A hundred thousand soldiers seems to have been the maximum any Hellenistic state was able to gather together for a decisive battle. C. C. The Roman superiority lay in the capacity for replacement - that is, in the capacity for surviving defeat in one or more battles, as the war against Pyrrhus and the second Punic War amply proved. 6), but which no ancient writer analysed, not even Polybius. A description of the precise relations between Rome and her Italian allies (not to speak of the relations between the city of Rome and the periphery of Roman territory proper) would not have been inconceivable in a Hellenistic historian.