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Headword: *di/wn
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:
*di/wn, o( *ka/ssios xrhmati/sas, o( e)pi/klhn *kokkh/i+os: oi( de\ *kokkhi+ano/s: *nikaeu/s, i(storiko/s, gegonw\s e)pi\ tw=n xro/nwn *)aleca/ndrou tou= *mamai/as. e)/graye *(rwmai+kh\n i(stori/an e)n bibli/ois p#: diairou=ntai de\ kata\ deka/das. *persika/, *getika/, *)eno/dia, *ta\ kata\ *trai+ano/n, *bi/on *)arrianou= tou= filoso/fou.
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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David Whitehead on 5 September 2002@05:32:46.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics) on 17 September 2003@10:17:06.
David Whitehead on 13 July 2012@07:45:51.
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