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By Dio Cassius, Earnest Cary, Herbert B. Foster

Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. one hundred fifty– 235 CE, used to be born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the dying of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in one hundred eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and below the emperor Commodus was once an recommend. He held excessive places of work, changing into an in depth buddy 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 background , masking 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 hide the years sixty eight BCE–47 CE. The lacking parts are in part provided, for the sooner gaps via 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 via Dio's reputable tasks and his personal make him a really very important resource for Roman historical past of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors.

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