Dio Cassius: Roman History by Dio Cassius, Earnest Cary, Herbert B. Foster

By Dio Cassius, Earnest Cary, Herbert B. Foster

Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. one hundred fifty– 235 CE, was once born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the dying of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in a hundred and eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and less than the emperor Commodus used to be an recommend. He held excessive places of work, turning into a detailed good friend of numerous emperors. He was once made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; governor of Dalmatia after which of Pannonia; and consul back in 229.

Of the 80 books of Dio's nice paintings Roman heritage , overlaying the period from the mythical touchdown of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222–235 CE), we own Books 36–60 (36 and 55–60 have gaps), which disguise the years sixty eight BCE–47 CE. The lacking parts are in part provided, for the sooner gaps through Zonaras, who is based heavily on Dio, and for a few later gaps (Book 35 onwards) via John Xiphilinus (of the 11th century). There also are many excerpts. The amenities for learn afforded by means of Dio's professional tasks and his personal make him a truly very important resource for Roman historical past of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors.

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