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    DescriptionDio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. 150 235 CE, was born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. On the death of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in 180 to Rome, entered the Senate, and under the emperor Commodus was an advocate. He held high offices, becoming a close friend of several emperors. He was made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; governor of Dalmatia and then of Pannonia; and consul again in 229. Of the eighty books of Dio's great work "Roman History," covering the era from the legendary landing of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222235 CE), we possess Books 3660 (36 and 5560 have gaps), which cover the years 68 BCE47 CE. The missing portions are partly supplied, for the earlier gaps by Zonaras, who relies closely on Dio, and for some later gaps (Book 35 onwards) by John Xiphilinus (of the eleventh century). There are also many excerpts. The facilities for research afforded by Dio's official duties and his own industry make him a very vital source for Roman history of the last years of the republic and the first four emperors. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Dio Cassius is in nine volumes.

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    Roman History: Bk. 56-60, v. 7
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cassius Cocceianus Dio, Translated by E. Cary
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 117 mm
    Height: 160 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674991934
    ISBN 10: 0674991931

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: DG
    DC21: 937
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC22: 937.05
    Thema V1.0: DNL, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New issue of 1924 ed
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 August 1985
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass