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, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 16 October 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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