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Summary of Polybius Histories Book 4

Date: 140-120 B.C.E.

Description: Polybius was a Greek historian of the Hellenistic period. He is noted for his work The Histories, which covered the period of 264–146 BC and the Punic Wars in detail. The Histories were originally written in 40 volumes, only the first five of which are extant in their entirety. The bulk of the work was passed down through collections of excerpts kept in libraries in the Byzantine Empire.

Gibson, Bruce Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank, Oxford University Press, 2013


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