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  Dio Cassius - LoveToKnow 1911
His father was Cassius Apronianus, governor of Dalmatia and Cilicia under Marcus Aurelius, and on his mother's side he was the grandson of Dio Chrysostom, who had assumed the surname of Cocceianus in honour of his patron the emperor Cocceius Nerva.
During the reign of Commodus, Dio practised as an advocate at the Roman bar, and held the offices of aedile and quaestor.
Dio's work is a most important authority for the history of the last years of the republic and the early empire.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Dio_Cassius   (577 words)

  
 DE VALSE ANTONINUS - Heliogabalus
Zijn moeder zou namelijk zo promiscue zijn geweest dat hij, in weerwil van elke biologische waarschijnlijkheid, uit ‘gevarieerd zaad’, dat wil zeggen het zaad van verscheidene mannen, was ontstaan.
Cassius Dio, die wist wie Heliogabalus’ werkelijke vader was, noemt hem in zijn geschiedwerk keer op keer spottend de ‘Valse Antoninus’.
Dio’s spotnaam ‘Valse Antoninus’ is een antwoord op deze keizerlijke zelfverheerlijking, waarmee de geschiedschrijver aangeeft niets te geloven van de dynastieke claim waarmee Heliogabalus de steun van de soldaten verwierf.
www.heliogabalus.org /baalbek.php   (5069 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dio Cassius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The son of Cassius Apronianus, a Roman senator, he was born at Nicaea in Bithynia.
Dio Chrysostom, Dion of Prusa or Dio Cocceianus (40 AD– 120 AD) was a Greek orator, writer, philosopher and historian of the Roman Empire in the first century.
Dio has taken Thucydides for his model, but the imitator is not comparable with his original either in arrangement and the distribution of materials or in soundness of view and accurate reasoning.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dio-Cassius   (1803 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cassius Dio was the son of Cassius Apronianus, a Roman Senator.
Cassius Dio's mother, was the daughter of Greek historian, orator, and philosopher Dio Chrysostom.
Dio has taken Thucydides for his model, but the imitator is not comparable with his original either in arrangement and the distribution of materials or in soundness of view and accurate reasoning.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Dio_Cassius   (814 words)

  
 dio cassius
Very rare 1548 edition princeps of the Roman History of Dio Cassius, printed by Robert Estienne
First edition, the editio Princeps, of Dio Cassius's important Roman history.
A very scarce edition, with just one other recorded copy in the past 25 years.
www.manhattanrarebooks-history.com /dio_cassius.htm   (108 words)

  
 Dio Cassius: the Manuscripts of "The Roman History"
Cassius Dio (or Dion Cassius as he is known in Greek) wrote his Roman History in 80 books in Greek, sometime in the early 3rd century under Severus or Caracalla, both of whom he knew.
The quotations of the first class may be supposed to give, as a rule, the very words of Dio, subject of course to necessary changes in phraseology at the beginning, and sometimes at the end, and to occasional omission elsewhere of portions unessential to the excerptor's purpose.
Marie-Laure FREYBURGER and Jean-Michel RODDAZ, Dion Cassius: Histoire Romaine.
www.tertullian.org /rpearse/manuscripts/dio_cassius.htm   (2010 words)

  
 Cassius Dio - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dio (or Dion) Cassius Cocceianus, known in English as Cassius Dio or Dio Cassius, born in Nicaea, Bithynia, ca.
Under Severus, Dio wrote a history of Commodus's reign, and was encouraged by the emperor to write a history of Rome from the earliest times, which would incorporate the work already written.
Dio's Roman History is written in Greek and originally consisted of 80 books, covering the history of Rome from Aeneas's arrival in Italy down to AD 229.
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Cassius_Dio   (567 words)

  
 Cassius Dio Cocceianus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dio Cassius (full name: Cassius Dio Cocceianus) was born in Nicaea, Bithynia (a Roman province in modern day Turkey), probably around AD155.
Dio Cassius appears to have remained in the East during, at least part of, the rule of Elagabalus (218-222), although, at some stage, he had been consul, and, under Alexander Severus (222-235), he became proconsul in Africa.
Dio Cassius had felt it necessary to be a firm disciplinarian with his troops in Pannonia, and, as a result, the Praetorian Guard were unhappy about his appointment.
www.stephen.j.murray.btinternet.co.uk /dio.htm   (560 words)

  
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Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Roman senator and praetor, when about forty years of age delivered himself of a pamphlet describing the dreams and omens that had led the general Septimius Severus to hope for the imperial office which he actually secured.
Dio takes occasion to deplore the emperor's bestial behavior as well as the considerable pecuniary outlay to which he was personally subjected, but at the same time he evidently did not allow his convictions to become indiscreetly audible.
On the Fragments of Cassius Dio.) (Bursian, Jhrb.) 1886.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/1/8/0/4/18047/18047.txt   (18425 words)

  
 Military History Online
Dio Cassius is believed to have lived from 164 C.E. until after 229 C.E. In other words he was not even conceived until a hundred years after Boudicca and the revolt.
Dio Cassius' account of Boudicca in volume eight of his history of Rome is not merely a regurgitation of Tacitus however; it has notable differences and added details not found in Tacitus.
Dio Cassius records several lengthy speeches, and in fact the bulk of his account is made up of such.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /conquestbritain/articles/boudicca.aspx   (2919 words)

  
 DIO CASSIUS
116-17) the Persica by Dinon (q.v.) of Colophon is mistakenly attributed to Dio.
Dio described contemporary personalities and events at first hand or from official documents; his history is thus the principal source on the Roman campaign against the Parthians in 197-99 (76 (75.9-11); Debevoise, pp.
Dio is also the sole reliable, athough succinct, source on the campaign of Caracalla (78 (77.12.12).
www.iranica.com /articles/v7/v7f4/v7f462.html   (770 words)

  
 Dio Cassius
Dio Cassius Cocceianus (AD 155 - after 229), was the son of Cassius Apronianus, a Roman senator, and born at Nicaea in Bithynia.
His true name was Cassius, but he assumed the other two names, as being descended on the mother's side from Dio Chrysostom.
Dio has taken Thucydides for his model, but the imitator is not comparable with his original either in arrangement and the distribution of materials or in soundness of view and accurate reasoning.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/d/di/dio_cassius.shtml   (753 words)

  
 Dio Cassius Biography and Summary
Cassius Dio, a Bithynian Greek who later became a Roman senator and consul, is known primarily for his partially extant Roman History (early third century A.D.).
Dio served in various positions throughout the Roman world, from Africa to As...
165 –after 229), known in English as Dio Cassius or Cassius Dio, was a noted Roman historian and public servant.
www.bookrags.com /Dio_Cassius   (171 words)

  
 Cassius Dio
Cassius Dio (164-c.235): Roman senator of Greek descent, historian, author of a very important Roman History.
and Appian of Alexandria, Cassius Dio (164-c.235) was a Greek by birth and a Roman by conviction, and one of the great historians of Antiquity.
He became a senator during the reign of Commodus, was made consul by Septimius Severus (204), served as governor in Asia, Africa (223), and Pannonia Superior, and had the rare distinction of being made consul for a second time, together with the emperor Severus Alexander (229).
www.livius.org /cao-caz/cassius/cassius_dio.html   (497 words)

  
 thunderbolt_en   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
So wrote Dio Cassius: [In the year 217] the hunting theatre was struck by thunderbolts on the very day of the Vulcanalia, and such a blaze followed that its entire upper circuit and everything in the arena was consumed, and thereupon the rest of the structure was ravaged by the flames and reduced to ruins.
Dio Cassius held office in Rome under the emperors Commodus, Pertinax (126-93), Septimius Severus, and Alexander Severus (208-35); he twice attained (220 and 229) the consulship.
Dio Cassius is best known as the author of a history of Rome in 80 books, written in Greek.
www.the-colosseum.net /history/thunderbolt.htm   (208 words)

  
 Dio Cassius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The historian Dio Cassius wrote a famous biography of Hadrian that used ever means to down play and criticize the works of Hadrian.
The author was unsure whether to love or depise the Emperor, his words are full of sour praise and of course his short passage on Antinous is over-flowing with sarcasm.
Dio Cassius is also the source of the conspiracy theory that Antinous was a victim of human sacrifice to prolong the life of Hadrian.
www.antinopolis.org /diocassius.html   (269 words)

  
 Cassius Dio: Greek at Canadian Content
Dio Cassius on Scipio's Return from Spain in 205 B.C. Paper by M. James Moscovich in Ancient History Bulletin 2.5, with notes, criticizing the historicity of Dio's account of the controversy over P. Cornelius Scipio's departure for Rome.
As the contemporary Roman historian Cassius Dio put it: “The sons of Severus… went to all lengths in their conduct.
She was described by Dio Cassius, the Greek historian, as being “tall and terrifying.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Arts/Classical_Studies/Greek/Cassius_Dio   (371 words)

  
 Dio - Wikipedia Mirror
Dio is a heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in October 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath.
In 2004 Dio released their tenth studio album, Master of the Moon on September 7, 2004 in America through Sanctuary Records, and on August 30, 2004 in Europe through SPV Records.
Dio has claimed he did not have much input on this release, as he had already left the label that released it.
www.wiki-mirror.be /index.php/Dio   (856 words)

  
 An Account of Hadrian's Accession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dio's history, at this point, is not directly preserved in the manuscript tradition.
Xiphilinus summarized Dio in a very rough style, and this is reflected in the translation where there appear to be sudden leaps in subject.
Dio 69.1-2: Hadrian was not adopted by Trajan.
www.umich.edu /~classics/programs/class/cc/372/sibyl/db/Dio-lxix1f.html   (572 words)

  
 Dio Cassius - Encyclopedia.com
Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio Cocceianus), c.155-235?, Roman historian and administrator, b.
His great work, partially extant, was a history of Rome (written in Greek) from the earliest times until Dio Cassius' own period.
They are a reputable source for the period of the later republic and the first two centuries AD Dio Cassius tried earnestly to study all available sources in the light of a moderate skepticism.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-DioCassi.html   (554 words)

  
 Cassius — FactMonster.com
It is said that the patricians, outraged at the suggestion, accused Cassius of royal aspirations and had him executed.
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www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0810740.html   (418 words)

  
 Rome Under Better Emperors 96-180 by Sanderson Beck
In 82 Dio was banished by Domitian from Rome, Italy, and Bithynia for advising a conspiring relative of the Emperor.
Dio believed that guardian spirits are good and that the wise are fortunate and happy because they are guided by them; but the unhappy are so, not because their guardian spirit is bad, but because they neglect the good spirit.
Dio is like the physician who touches the sore spot; he makes it smart, but his medicine is mild considering the seriousness of their case.
www.san.beck.org /AB8-Rome96-180.html   (22514 words)

  
 Harvard University Press: Roman History, II : Fragments of Books 12-35 and of Uncertain Reference by Dio Cassius
Of the eighty books of Dio's great work Roman History, covering the era from the legendary landing of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222–235 CE), we possess Books 36–60 (36 and 55–60 have gaps), which cover the years 68 BCE–47 CE.
The missing portions are partly supplied, for the earlier gaps by Zonaras, who relies closely on Dio, and for some later gaps (Book 35 onwards) by John Xiphilinus (of the eleventh century).
The facilities for research afforded by Dio's official duties and his own industry make him a very vital source for Roman history of the last years of the republic and the first four emperors.
www.hup.harvard.edu /catalog/L037.html   (258 words)

  
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Cassius Dio and Ulpian - Article by Robert L. Cleve in Ancient History Bulletin on the contrasting accounts of the regency during the reign of Severus Alexander.
Dio Cassius - Brief biography of Cassius Dio Coccetanus from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
A.D. 40 - 110) - Cassius Dio Cocceianus - PDF and hypertext selections from the 1914 Cary/Loeb translation of the Roman History.
www.lavacubed.com /new.cats.php?path=/Arts/Classical_Studies/Greek/Cassius_Dio   (82 words)

  
 Dio Cassius - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Dio Cassius - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Dio Cassius, full name Dio Cassius Cocceianus (c.
Equality: CASSIUS I was born free…, Friendship: CASSIUS A friend should bear…, Honour: CASSIUS Well, honour is the…, Manipulation: CASSIUS Why,...
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 Open Directory Project > Arts> Classical Studies> Greek> Cassius Dio
Cassius Dio and Ulpian - - Article by Robert L. Cleve in Ancient History Bulletin on the contrasting accounts of the regency during the reign of Severus Alexander.
Dio Cassius - - Brief biography of Cassius Dio Coccetanus from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Dio Cassius on Scipio's Return from Spain in 205 B.C. - - Paper by M. James Moscovich in Ancient History Bulletin 2.5, with notes, criticizing the historicity of Dio's account of the controversy over P. Cornelius Scipio's departure for Rome.
www.shemayisrael.co.il /ranweber/odp/odp.php?browse=/Arts/Classical_Studies/Greek/Cassius_Dio   (156 words)

  
 I,Claudius Project: Dio Cassius
Descriptions of portents and the inclusion of set speeches are prominent in the work.
Dio is further removed in time than the other ancient sources for this period and anachronisms are frequently present in his work.
Most of his evidence for the Julio-Claudian dynasty survives only in epitomized (summarized) form - which in places sounds suspiciously like Tacitus.
www.anselm.edu /internet/classics/I,CLAUDIUS/diocass.html   (131 words)

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