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Polybius (c. 200–c. 118 B.C.)

Polybius (pō-lib’ē-us). A celebrated Greek historian; born at Megalopolis in Arcadia, about 200 B.C., while much of Greece was still independent; died about 118, after it had long been a province of Rome, and himself an admired companion of its conquerors. His work, ‘Histories,’ comprised 40 books, of which only the first five have come down to us complete: it was the author’s purpose to write the history of “all the known regions of the civilized world which had fallen under the sway of Rome.” (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).