Dio Chrysostom: Discourses 61-80. Fragments. Letters (Loeb by Dio Chrysostom, H. Lamar Crosby

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Dio Cocceianus Chrysostomus, ca. 40–ca. a hundred and twenty CE, of Prusa in Bithynia, Asia Minor, inherited along with his brothers huge houses and money owed from his beneficiant father Pasicrates. He grew to become a talented rhetorician antagonistic to philosophers. yet during his travels he went to Rome in Vespasian's reign (69–79) and used to be switched over to Stoicism. Strongly serious of the emperor Domitian (81–96) he was once approximately eighty two banned by way of him from Italy and Bithynia and wandered in poverty, specially in lands north of the Aegean, so far as the Danube and the primitive Getae. In ninety seven he spoke publicly to Greeks assembled at Olympia, was once welcomed at Rome via emperor Nerva (96–98), and back to Prusa. Arriving back at Rome on an embassy of thank you approximately 98–99 he turned an organization pal of emperor Trajan. In 102 he travelled to Alexandria and in other places. fascinated by a lawsuit approximately plans to decorate Prusa at his personal rate, he said his case prior to the governor of Bithynia, Pliny the more youthful, 111–112. the remainder of his lifestyles is unknown. the vast majority of Dio's extant Discourses (or Orations) mirror political matters (the most vital of them facing affairs in Bithynia and affording priceless information about stipulations in Asia Minor) or ethical questions (mostly written in later existence; they comprise a lot of his top writing). a few philosophical and old works, together with one at the Getae, are misplaced. What survives of his success as an entire makes him well-liked within the revival of Greek literature within the final a part of the 1st century and the 1st a part of the second one. The Loeb Classical Library version of Dio Chrysostom is in 5 volumes.

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