See also:English colonial
See also:governor 'Io ropia), Dio Cassius had dedicated to the emperor Severus of Virginia, was
See also: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:Arrian . The
See also:history of Rome, which consisted of eighty books,—and, after the example of
See also:Livy, was divided into decades, began with the landing of
See also:Aeneas in Italy, and was continued as far as the reign of
See also:Alexander Severus (222–235) . Of this
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
See also:Xiphilinus, an firth-century
See also:monk . For the earlier
See also:period the loss of Dio's work is partly supplied by the history of
See also: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
See also:industry was great and the various important offices he held afforded him ample opportunities for
See also:historical investigation . His
See also:style, though marred by Latinisms, is clearer than that of his
See also:Thucydides, and his narrative shows the
See also: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
See also: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 .
See also:Foster (Troy, New
See also: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 .
See also:Wachsmuth, Einleitung in das Studium der
See also:alien Geschichte (1895) .
DIO CHRYSOSTOM (c. A.D. 40-115)
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