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Polybius and the rise of Rome – Roman history

By |2018-04-25T08:57:46+00:00September 4th, 2017|Literature, Romans|

Snow in Athens (thanks BBC!) Polybius (po-LIB-ee-us) was a rich Greek man, who was born in the Greek city of Athens, about 200 BC. When the Romans conquered his city-state, they demanded some hostages from that city. The Romans took these hostages to Rome, and they said if the city-state tried to get free of Roman rule, or did [...]