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Dio's Roman history, with an English translation by Earnest Cary, PH.D., on the basis of the version of Herbert Baldwin Foster, PH.D.

In nine volumes, I

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This edition published in by W. Heinemann in London.

Written in English, Greek

449 pages

From the Introduction...

In describing the behaviour of Commodus toward the senate and others at the beginning of his reign, he states that his account is henceforth the result of personal observation and not hearsay. It seems a reasonable inference, therefore, that he was already a member of the senate at this time, and therefore at least twenty-five years of age. Pertinax in 193 nominated him to the praetorship for the following year; but in the meantime both Pertinax and his successor Julianus were overthrown, and Dio thus assumed the office under Septimius Severus. The mild course of the new ruler at the outset of his reign, taken in connexion with his past record, was such as to win the enthusiastic admiration of Dio and to encourage in him the hope that a new era was now dawning.

It was at this point, apparently, that Dio's literary work began.

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Cover of: Dio's Roman history, with an English translation by Earnest Cary, PH.D., on the basis of the version of Herbert Baldwin Foster, PH.D.
Cover of: Dio's Roman history, with an English translation by Earnest Cary, PH.D., on the basis of the version of Herbert Baldwin Foster, PH.D.
Cover of: Dio's Roman history, with an English translation by Earnest Cary, PH.D., on the basis of the version of Herbert Baldwin Foster, PH.D.
Cover of: Dio's Roman history, with an English translation by Earnest Cary, PH.D., on the basis of the version of Herbert Baldwin Foster, PH.D.
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Dio's Roman history, with an English translation by Earnest Cary, PH.D., on the basis of the version of Herbert Baldwin Foster, PH.D.

In nine volumes, I

This edition published in by W. Heinemann in London.


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From the Introduction...

In describing the behaviour of Commodus toward the senate and others at the beginning of his reign, he states that his account is henceforth the result of personal observation and not hearsay. It seems a reasonable inference, therefore, that he was already a member of the senate at this time, and therefore at least twenty-five years of age. Pertinax in 193 nominated him to the praetorship for the following year; but in the meantime both Pertinax and his successor Julianus were overthrown, and Dio thus assumed the office under Septimius Severus. The mild course of the new ruler at the outset of his reign, taken in connexion with his past record, was such as to win the enthusiastic admiration of Dio and to encourage in him the hope that a new era was now dawning.

It was at this point, apparently, that Dio's literary work began.

Edition Notes

Series
Loeb classical library
Translation Of
Dio's History

Classifications

Library of Congress
PA3947 A2 1914

Contributors

  • Editor
    T. E. Page
  • Editor
    W. H. D. Rouse
  • Translator
    Earnest Cary
  • Translator
    Herbert Baldwin Foster

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7219905M
Internet Archive
diosromanhistory01cassuoft

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