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Stele des Polybios.jpg
The stele o Kleitor depictin Polybius, Hellenistic airt, 2nt century BC, Museum o Roman Civilisation[1]
Bornc. 200 BC
Megalopolis, Arcadie
Diedc. 118 BC
Kent forThe Histories, events o the Roman Republic, 220–146 BC
Scientific career
InfluencedAll historians of the Roman Republic during and after his time

Polybius (Greek: Πολύβιος, Polýbios; c. 200 – c. 118 BC) wis a Greek historian o the Hellenistic period notit for his wirk, The Histories, which covered the period o 264–146 BC in detail. The wirk describes the rise o the Roman Republic tae the status o dominance in the auncient Mediterranean warld an includit his eewitness accoont o the Sack o Carthage in 146 BC. Polybius is important for his analysis o the mixed constitution or the separation o pouers in govrenment, which wis influential on Montesquieu's The Spirit o the Laws an the framers o the Unitit States Constitution.

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