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An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus: And Now Presented in English Form



A.B. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins), Acting Professor of Greek in Lehigh University


Gleanings from the Lost Books

I. The Epitome of Books 1 21 arranged by Ioannes Zonaras, Soldier and Secretary, in the Monastery of Mt. Athos, about 1130 A.D.

II. Fragments of Books 22 35.

Troy New York Pafraets Book Company 1905 Copyright 1905 Pafraets Book Company Troy New York


My Friend Teacher and Inspirer

Mr. Gildersleeve of Baltimore

Who Has Won to the Age of Greek Lore even as to the Youth of Greek Life

I Offer a Redundant Tribute



Concerning the Translation vii

Concerning the Original 1

(a) The Writing 3

(b) The Writer 33

A Select List of Dissertations on Dio 43

Magazine Articles and Notes on Dio (1884 1904) 49

Plan of the Entire Work (as Conjectured by A. von Gutschmid) 61

An Epitome of the Lost Books 1 21 (by Ioannes Zonaras) 67

Fragments of Books 22 35 (from various sources) 329

Fragment LXXIII 331

Fragment LXXIV 332

Fragment LXXV 332

Fragment LXXVI 333

Fragment LXXVII 333

Fragment LXXVIII 334

Fragment LXXIX 335

Fragment LXXX 335

Fragment LXXXI 336

Fragment LXXXII 337

Fragment LXXXIII 339

Fragment LXXXIV 340

Fragment LXXXV 341

Fragment LXXXVI 342

Fragment LXXXVII 342

Fragment LXXXVIII 345

Fragment LXXXIX 345

Fragment XC 346

Fragment XCI 346

Fragment XCII 347

Fragment XCIII 349

Fragment XCIV 349

Fragment XCV 350

Fragment XCVI 352

Fragment XCVII 353

Fragment XCVIII 353

Fragment XCIX 354

Fragment C 354

Fragment CI 357

Fragment CII 359

Fragment CIII 359

Fragment CIV 360

Fragment CV 361

Fragment CVI 366

Fragment CVII 366

Fragment CVIII 368


Cassius Dio, one of the three original sources for Roman history to be found in Greek literature, has been accessible these many years to the reader of German, of French, and even of Italian, but never before has he been clothed complete in English dress... Continue reading book >>

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