Polybius

1983 TR2. Discovered 1983 Oct. 4 by N. G. Thomas at Anderson Mesa.

Named for Polybius (c. 200-118 B.C.), Greek historian and father of pragmatic history, one of 1000 eminent Archeans deported to Rome after Perseus' defeat at Pydna in 168 B.C. Making favorable friends in Rome, he traveled with them to Spain, North Africa and through the Alps back to Rome. He mediated Roman troubles in Greece and collected works of Greek historians. His own narratives cover the Punic Wars and contemporary events but with such conciseness that various problems of chronology and strategy remain. (M 26931)

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