Dio Cocceianus Chrysostomus, ca. 40–ca. one hundred twenty CE, of Prusa in Bithynia, Asia Minor, inherited along with his brothers huge homes and bills from his beneficiant father Pasicrates. He grew to become a talented rhetorician adversarial to philosophers. yet during his travels he went to Rome in Vespasian's reign (69–79) and was once switched over to Stoicism. Strongly serious of the emperor Domitian (81–96) he used to be approximately eighty two banned through him from Italy and Bithynia and wandered in poverty, particularly 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 again to Prusa. Arriving back at Rome on an embassy of thank you approximately 98–99 he turned a company good friend of emperor Trajan. In 102 he travelled to Alexandria and in other places. serious about a lawsuit approximately plans to decorate Prusa at his personal rate, he said his case sooner than 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) replicate political matters (the most crucial of them facing affairs in Bithynia and affording invaluable information about stipulations in Asia Minor) or ethical questions (mostly written in later existence; they include a lot of his top writing). a few philosophical and ancient works, together with one at the Getae, are misplaced. What survives of his fulfillment as a complete makes him famous within the revival of Greek literature within the final a part of the 1st century and the 1st a part of the second.
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