Polybius: A Sketch

  title={Polybius: A Sketch},
  author={R. J. H. Shutt},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  pages={50 - 57}
  • R. Shutt
  • Published 1 October 1938
  • History
  • Greece and Rome
Polybius was born at Megalopolis in Arcadia, which was one of the staunchest members of the Achaean League in its last desperate stand for freedom in the second century b.c. The Hellenistic civilization had been unable to achieve permanent unity in Hellas, and in the second century petty quarrels between neighbouring states seemed likely to overshadow the real danger from without. The dynasties of Ptolemies, Seleucids, and Antigonids were becoming divided amongst themselves; Rome was growing… 
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