Third, they forget that any good thing taken too far becomes its opposite, as Polybius teaches us.
To obviate this difficulty, they had recourse, according to Polybius, to a singular but tolerably effectual mode.
To which is added, a character of Polybius and his writings: by Mr. Dryden.
The two kings now sent to beg for aid; and asked that Lycortas should come as commander-in-chief, and Polybius as hipparch.
Who ever heard of a candidate for honours taking Polybius into the schools?
Then follows a criticism of the division of the earth into six zones, as taught by Poseidonius and Polybius.
Polybius says that the Carthaginians (Africans, by the way) scalped their enemies.
For Machiavelli, exactly as for Thucydides and Polybius, the use of studying history was instruction in the art of politics.
It is natural that Polybius should wish to see his future daughter.
And this is exactly what Polybius has done as well as Thucydides.