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(c. 200—118 bc) Greek historian

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(c. 200–c. 118bc),

Greek historian. After an early political career in Greece he was deported to Rome. His forty books of Histories (only partially extant) chronicled the rise of the Roman Empire from 220 to 146bc.

Subjects: Classical studies

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