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Polybus was a famous physician. See History of anatomy.

In Greek mythology, there were three people named Polybus, or Pˇlybos.

  1. A Corinthian king, husband of Merope or Periboea, who raised Oedipus, who had been abandoned by his mother.
  2. A King of Sicyon, father of Talaus
  3. A King of Thebes (in Egypt). Menelaus stayed in his court for a while after the Trojan War.