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Po·lyb·i·us

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

(pəʊˈlɪbɪəs)
n
(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
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Po•lyb•i•us

(pəˈlɪb i əs)

n.
c205–c123 B.C., Greek historian.
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Historians (e.g., Herodotos, Thukydides, Polybios, Sallust, Tacitus) may pick the historical subjects that they write up on the basis of how well a "set" of events conforms to their preconceived expectations.
In Athenaios, on the other hand, a [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is a meaner kind of seat than a [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], while in Polybios and Plutarch it is the chair that designates a Roman magistrate.
The relation of Greek historians to their predecessors and rivals is one of the themes highlighted in this introductory account of Greek historiography from Herodotos to Polybios, designed for A-level students and first-year undergraduates, but good enough to be read with benefit by more learned readers, too.
Polybios (9.28.2-4) states as much in a speech that he attributes to Chlaineas in 211 B.C.
Other historically noteworthy fragments include F22 and 27, which shed welcome light on how Androtion at times relied upon his own experience in composing his Atthis, much in the manner of Thucydides, Xenophon, and Polybios in their histories.
(14) Polybios (20.5.3) relates that Demetrios (in 236) invaded Boiotia, which had been under Aitolian control at the start of the war.
But he was branded the very worst of liars by Strabo (1.4.3) and mocked by Polybios (34.5.7) as someone too poor--another poor Massaliot--to undertake an expedition to far-away places.
Lorenz, Untersuchungen zum Geschichtswerk des Polybios (Stuttgart, 1931), pp.
Further evidence that there were two categories of land is said to be, firstly, Polybios' statement that among the Spartans 'all citizens must have an equal share of the "politike chora"' ([GREEK TEXT OMITTED]: 6.45.3).