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Headword: Δίων
Adler number: delta,1239
Translated headword: Dion, Dio
Vetting Status: high
[Dio,] known as Cassius, and nicknamed Cocceius - though some [say] Coccieanus.[1] Of Nikaia,[2] historian, lived in the time of Alexander Mamaias.[3] He wrote a Roman History in 80 books; they are divided into groups of ten. [He also wrote] Persika, Getika, Portents, Events of the Reign of Trajan, [and a] Life of Arrian the philosopher.[4]
Greek Original:
Δίων, ὁ Κάσσιος χρηματίσας, ὁ ἐπίκλην Κοκκήϊος: οἱ δὲ Κοκκηϊανός: Νικαεύς, ἱστορικός, γεγονὼς ἐπὶ τῶν χρόνων Ἀλεξάνδρου τοῦ Μαμαίας. ἔγραψε Ῥωμαϊκὴν ἱστορίαν ἐν βιβλίοις π#: διαιροῦνται δὲ κατὰ δεκάδας. Περσικά, Γετικά, Ἐνόδια, Τὰ κατὰ Τραϊανόν, Βίον Ἀρριανοῦ τοῦ φιλοσόφου.
AD c.164-after 229. See generally OCD(4) 288 'Cassius Dio'.
[1] On this name see kappa 1914.
[2] In Bithynia; present-day Iznik in Turkey.
[3] The emperor (ruled 222-235) Severus Alexander; see alpha 1124.
[4] (Arrian: alpha 3868.) Of these works, only the Roman History survives, and that only in part. Some or all of the others have been considered misattributed.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; history; philosophy; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 September 2001@09:11:39.
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