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The Talented Mr. Polybius

By Ben Potter Polybius was born 200 BC in Megaopolis, Arcadia. A town both geographically and politically at the heart of the Peloponnese, from where it seemed Polybius was destined for a lifetime of political greatness. After being given the honor of publicly bearing the skilled Greek general and statesman, Philopoemen’s ashes in 182 BC,