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 (pə-lĭb′ē-əs) 200?-118? bc.
Greek historian. Only five books of his 40-volume history of Rome are extant.


(Biography) ?205–?123 bc, Greek historian. Under the patronage of Scipio the Younger, he wrote in 40 books a history of Rome from 264 bc to 146 bc


(pəˈlɪb i əs)

c205–c123 B.C., Greek historian.
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Martial put me much in mind of Archilochus - and Titus Livius was positively Polybius and none other.
Then, Mr Wegg, in a dry unflinching way, entered on his task; going straight across country at everything that came before him; taking all the hard words, biographical and geographical; getting rather shaken by Hadrian, Trajan, and the Antonines; stumbling at Polybius (pronounced Polly Beeious, and supposed by Mr Boffin to be a Roman virgin, and by Mrs Boffin to be responsible for that necessity of dropping it); heavily unseated by Titus Antoninus Pius; up again and galloping smoothly with Augustus; finally, getting over the ground well with Commodus: who, under the appellation of Commodious, was held by Mr Boffin to have been quite unworthy of his English origin, and 'not to have acted up to his name' in his government of the Roman people.
British interest comes from Polybius, encore D'Or, Out Do, Sir Maximilian, a dual course-and-distance winner for Ian Williams, and Tis Marvelous, trained by Clive Cox who said: "he's in great form and I'm very happy with him.
Projection (15-2) kept on gamely for third just ahead of Polybius (33-1).
Digital bank, Polybius, has said that it has raised capital.
Stuttard's "lives" begin in the Archaic period with the Athenian tyrant Peisistratus and end in the Hellenistic period with the historiographer Polybius.
Among other historians who influenced Fredro are Livy, with whom Fredro shared a deep respect for the nation's ancestors and Polybius.
By focussing on the shared techniques of self-characterization, use of summaries and previews, and elaboration of a careful macrostructure within the work, Pausch draws relevant differences between the two historians, imputing to Polybius a "selective and utility-driven model" (291) in contrast with Livy's more thoroughly engaging approach to his reader.
The historian Polybius, writing during the Roman republic, thought the history of the Greek city-states revealed a six-step cycle.
25) Two ancient authors in particular lent credence to these views: Polybius (200-118 BC) and Plutarch (46-120).
Polybius was among a thousand Greek leaders accused of opposing Rome's campaign against Macedonia in 168 BCE.