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17. 4. For the problem of causality and Tyche see below, § 3. 9 vii. 7. 6. 10 xxix. 12. 11. 11 xii. 4 a 1, 7. 6, 8. 1, 11. 4, 12. 1–4. 12 xvi. 14. 7–8, 20. 8. 2 and the temple of Zeus in Arcadia. ' On the other hand, such statements may contribute towards sustaining a feeling of piety towards the gods among τὸ πλῆθος, and if so they are excusable, provided they do not go too far; τὸ δ᾽ ὑπεραῖρον οὐ συγχωρητέον. This admission may seem shocking, but it hardly affects Polybius as an historian, since he was little concerned with miracles and not in any case writing for the common people.

5 ii. 56. 2 (source), 47. 11 (omissions); see in general ii. 40. 4 n. 6 Cf. ii. 47. , 70. 6 n. On the probable use of Phylarchus for the account of Cleomenes' death see v. 35–39 n. 7 See i. 14. 1 n. for discussion of these two authors and criticism of recent attempts to minimize or even to deny the use of Fabius and Philinus by Polybius. 8 i. 65–88 n. 9 ii. ; no source is specifically mentioned. 10 See below, p. 28 n. 11. 11 i. 8. 3–9. ; cf. 6. 2 n. 1 This is not rendered less likely by the violent and even malevolent attacks on Timaeus in book xii and elsewhere,2 for criticism of an author by Polybius did not exclude use of his works.

4 Cf. xxiii. 12. 4–7 (on Philopoemen's death): ἀλλά µοι δοκεῖ κατὰ τὴν κοινὴν παροιµίαν εὐτυχῆσαι µὲν ἄνθρωπον ὄντα δυνατόν, διευτυχῆσαί γε µὴν ἀδύνατον; ii. 31. 3. 5 ii. 4. 3. 6 viii. 21. 11. 7 xxix. 20. 1–4. 8 xxxvi. 13. 2. 9 xxxviii. 20. 1. 10 viii. 20. 10. 11 xxxviii. 21. 1–3, 22; cf. Brink and Walbank, CQ, 1954, 104. 12 xxxviii. 20. 1. 13 xxix. 20. 1–4. 14 xv. 1. 8. 15 xv. 6. 6–7. 6. Mioni (141 n. 13) thinks that Tyche is here equivalent to Providence (see below, p. 22); but the passage is exactly parallel to the others quoted.

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