Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Historian

Biography: Polybius, Greek Πολύβιος) was a Greek historian of the Hellenistic Period noted for his work, The Histories, which covered the period of 220 146 BC in detail. The work describes in part the rise of the Roman Republic and its gradual domination over Greece.

Source/Notes: The General History of Polybius as translated by James Hampton' (1762)Vol. II pp. 177-178 - The Histories