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Polybius
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(Πολύβιος; Polýbios).

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[1] (Physician) see Polybus [6]

Physician, see Polybus [6]

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[2] Greek historian, 3rd/2nd. cent. BC

Greek historian.

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A. Life

Son of Lycortas, the leading statesman of the Achaean League (Achaea with map), from Megalopolis. He was born before 199 BC (as hípparchos, i.e. holder of the seco…

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Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen), Eder, Walter (Berlin) and Moritz, Anja (Potsdam), “Polybius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1000940>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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