Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Polybius
(358 words)

b. before 199 BC in Megalopolis;

d. ca. 120 BC in Megalopolis;

Greek historian of the Hellenistic period.

Works

Principal works are the Histories, in 40 books, of which about one third are extant. Smaller works are lost.

Manuscripts

The first five books of the Historiae survive in their entirety. For the remainder, we possess comp…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Polybius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0181>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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