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SymbolPLBT Rank4970 Price USD3.35 Market Cap USD0 24H volume USD42,748 Circulating Supply0 Total Supply3,969,564 % last hour -0.033 % last 24 hours -16.21 % last seven days -29.92
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Polybius (; Greek: Πολύβιος, Polýbios; c. 200 – c. 118 BC) was a Greek historian of the Hellenistic period noted for his work The Histories, which covered the period of 264–146 BC in detail. The work describes the rise of the Roman Republic to the status of dominance in the ancient Mediterranean world. It includes his eyewitness account of the Sack of Carthage and Corinth in 146 BC, and the Roman annexation of mainland Greece after the Achaean War . Polybius is important for his analysis of the mixed constitution or the separation of powers in government, his in-depth discussion of checks and balances to limit power, his introduction of "the people", which was influential on Montesquieu's The Spirit of the Laws, John Locke's Two Treatises, and the framers of the United States Constitution.The leading expert on Polybius was F. W. Walbank (1909–2008), who published studies related to him for 50 years, including a long commentary of his Histories and a biography.