Online Encyclopedia

ROBERT DINWIDDIE (1693-1770)

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 279 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!

ROBERT DINWIDDIE (1693-1770)  ,
See also:
English colonial governor 'Io ropia), Dio Cassius had dedicated to the emperor Severus of Virginia, was born near
See also:
Glasgow, Scotland, in 1693 . From the an account of various dreams and prodigies which had position of customs clerk in Bermuda, which he held in 1727-1738, presaged his
See also:
elevation to the
See also:
throne (perhaps the 'EvS a he was promoted to be surveyor-general of the customs " of attributed to Dio by Suidas), and had also written a biography the
See also:
southern ports of the continent of
See also:
America," as a
See also:
reward 1 of his
See also:
fellow-countryman Arrian . The
See also:
history of Rome, which consisted of eighty books,—and, after the example of Livy, was divided into decades, began with the landing of
See also:
Aeneas in Italy, and was continued as far as the reign of Alexander Severus (222–235) . Of this
See also:
great
See also:
work we possess books 36-6o, containing the history of events from 68 B.C.–A.D . 47; books 36 and 55-6o are imperfect . We also have
See also:
part of 35 and 36-8o in the epitome of John Xiphilinus, an firth-century
See also:
Byzantine monk . For the earlier period the loss of Dio's work is partly supplied by the history of Zonaras, who followed him closely . Numerous fragments are also contained in the excerpts of
See also:
Constantine Porphyrogenitus . Dio's work is a most important authority for the history of the last years of the republic and the early
See also:
empire . His industry was great and the various important offices he held afforded him ample opportunities for
See also:
historical investigation . His style, though marred by Latinisms, is clearer than that of his model Thucydides, and his narrative shows the hand of the practised soldier and politician; the language is correct and
See also:
free from affectation . But he displays a superstitious regard for miracles and prophecies; he has nothing to say against the arbitrary acts of the emperors, which he seems to take as a
See also:
matter of course; and his work, although far more than a mere compilation, is not remarkable for impartiality, vigour of
See also:
judgment or critical historical faculty .

The best edition with notes is that of H . S . Reimar (1750–1752), new ed. by F . G . Sturz (1824–1836) ;

text by I . Melber (1890
See also:
foil.), with account of previous
See also:
editions, and U . P . Boissevain (1895–1901) ;
See also:
translation by H . B . Foster (Troy, New York, 1905 foil.), with full bibliography; see also W . Christ, Geschichte der griechischen Litteratur (1898), p . 675; E .

Schwartz in Pauly-Wissowa's Realencyclopadie, iii. pt . 2 (1899) ; C .

Wachsmuth, Einleitung in das Studium der alien Geschichte (1895) .

End of Article: ROBERT DINWIDDIE (1693-1770)
[back]
DINOTHERIUM
[next]
DIO CHRYSOSTOM (c. A.D. 40-115)

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.