2Â As for wild beasts, however, he slew many both in private and in public. So this Cleander, too, who had been raised to so exalted a station, fell suddenly and perished in dishonour. Bowersock, 1973). Thus, when Manilius, who had been associated with Cassius, had been secretary of his Latin correspondence, and had possessed the greatest influence with him, was captured after taking to flight, the emperor would not listen to a word from him, though he offered to give a great deal of information, and he burned all the conspirator's papers without reading them. Herodian appears to have been a minor Roman civil servant whose style sought to entertain Greek-speaking audiences in story-telling fashion. Having killed an ostrich and cut off his head, he came up to where we were sitting, holding the head in his left hand and in This webpage reproduces a Book of Following his second consulship, while in his later years, Dio returned to his native country, where he eventually died. 9 Commodus is nothing like his famous father. 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. 5Â Cleander, accordingly, was obtaining money from every source, and he amassed more wealth than any who had ever been named cubicularii. Rôle : Marcia Voir le casting complet de la saison 1. This man, when Commodus wished to slay him but kept putting the matter off and hesitating, .Â .Â . Dio was also proconsul in Africa and Pannonia. by Commodus was guilty of many unseemly deeds, and killed a great many people. It was not the soldiers, however, that killed him, as in the case of Perennis, but the populace. 6Â Such was the end of Commodus, after he had ruled twelve years, nine months, and fourteen days. He was made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; â¦ Commodus the gladiator . Dio adalah anak dari Cassius Apronianus, seorang senator Romawi, dan lahir dan dibesarkan di Nicea di Bitinia.Tradisi Bizantium menyatakan bahwa ibu Dio adalah putri atau adik dari orator Yunani dan filsuf, Dio Chrysostom; Namun, hubungan ini telah diperdebatkan. Commodus granted peace to the Buri when they sent envoys. He held high offices, becoming a close friend of several emperors. Cassius Dio (c. 164 – c. 229/235 CE) was a Roman politician and historian. This was absolutely unacceptable to the Romans, as the Vestal … He belonged to a wealthy family (Dio Chrysostom was his grandfather) and became a senator during the reign of Commodus, was made consul by Septimius Severus (204), served as governor in Asia, Africa (223), and Pannonia Superior, and had the rare distinction of being made consul for a second time, together with the emperor Severus Alexander (229). 2 The work is one of only three written Roman sources that document the British revolt of AD 60–61 led by Boudica and the subsequent defeat of Boudica. 1927. Narcissus was a Roman athlete, likely a wrestler, from the 2nd century AD. 3Â This man, who was temperate and frugal and always lived like a soldier in the matter of his food as well as in everything else when he was at war, was becoming haughty and arrogant; he was most conspicuously incorruptible, and yet was not of a pleasant or kindly nature. 12 Scholarship on this part of Dio's work is scarce but the importance of the Early Republic and Regal period to Dio's overall work has recently been underlined. Dion Cassius, en latin Lucius (ou Claudius) Cassius Dio (Cocceianus ?) The lieutenants in Britain, accordingly, having been rebuked for their insubordination, â they did not become quiet, in fact, until Pertinax quelled them, â now chose out of their number fifteen hundred javelin men and sent them into Italy. Meine Masterarbeit dreht sich um Commodus - den Mann, der Rom (angeblich) den Untergang brachte! Fromentin, V., Bertrand, E. Coltelloni-Trannoy, M., Molin, M and Urso, G. 8 Statues of Commodus were demolished. At any rate they sent only two of their chief men and two others of inferior rank as envoys to sue for peace. For privately he never strove in the least for either fame or wealth, but lived a most incorruptible and temperate life; and as for Commodus and his imperial office, he guarded them in complete security. Cassius Dio EDITORâS NOTE: Greek historian Cassius Dio (c. AD 163âc. Â p99Â 4Â The children shouted in concert many bitter words, which the people took up and then began to bawl out every conceivable insult; and finally the throng leaped down and set out to find Commodus (who was then in the Quintilian suburb),9 invoking many blessings on him and many curses upon Cleander. 3 He held high offices, becoming a close friend of several emperors. 4 Lucius is often identified as Dio's praenomen, but a Macedonian inscription, published in 1970, reveals the abbreviation, "Cl. Dio, 73.17). If the text is correct, this must be a reference to the duties of his office. On most accounts, to be sure, IÂ should not have mentioned this exhibition; but since it was given by the emperor himself, and since IÂ was present myself and took part in everything seen, heard and spoken, IÂ have thought proper to suppress none of the details, but to hand them down, trivial as they are, just like any events of the greatest weight and importance. He attempted to institute several reform measures, although the short duration of his reign as emperor prevented the success of those attempts. 'Â ". He reduced the weight of the denarius from 96 per Roman poundto 105 per Roman pound (3.85 grams to 3.35 grams). There were many who worried about the young Commodus. He also killed a tiger, a hippopotamus, and an elephant. According to Dio Cassius, Commodus' lion's skin and club were carried before him in the procession, and at the theaters these vestiges of Hercules were placed on a gilded chair for all to see (Cass. Cassius Dio (ca. Â p87Â 2Â When the tribes in that island, crossing the wall that separated them from the Roman legions, proceeded to do much mischief and cut down a general together with his troops, Commodus became alarmed but sent Ulpius Marcellus against them. ", This page was last edited on 31 December 2020, at 11:25. In consequence he sold them their lives for a large price and got something from them by force under the guise of a voluntary offering.". Comment Report abuse. Â p75Â a stipulated amount of grain â aÂ demand from which he subsequently released them. And he actually did die, or rather was slain, before long. 150– 235 CE, was born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. These men, whether freedmen like Saoterus and later, the powerful Cleander, or Praetorian Prefects like Perennis, would rise to power, manage affairs â¦ Â p85Â at the time, and could not comprehend what the figures meant, until IÂ learned that the brothers had been strangled, so to speak, by Commodus (who later emulated Hercules), just as Hercules, when an infant, is related to have strangled the serpents sent against him by Juno (for the Quintilii, too, had been strangled), and until IÂ learned also that Sextus was a fugitive and was being pursued by a more powerful adversary. 1991. Welcome back to The World of The Dragon: Genesis, the blog series about the research that went into our latest historical fantasy release set in the world of ancient Rome. According to Dio Cassius, Commodus' lion's skin and club were carried before him in the procession, and at the theaters these vestiges of Hercules were placed on a gilded chair for all to see (Cass. 3Â In fact, besides all that he did in private, he often slew in public large numbers of men and beasts as well. In fact, he occasionally performed an act of public service. please read the orientation page. Therefore, IÂ decided to leave the first treatise no longer as a separate composition, but to incorporate it in this present history, in order that in a single work IÂ might write down and leave behind me a record of everything from the beginning down to the point that shall seem best to Fortune. Images with borders lead to more information. Cassius Dio Such were his lofty pratings. IÂ had After this there occurred most violent wars and civil strife. The stance of Greek intellectuals towards the idea and the practice of Roman emperor cult has been often examined, with the main result that the complacent, conformist attitude of these subjects of the Empire has been ascertained (thus in a still basic study by G.W. Commodus, who considered himself another Hercules, had killed an ostrich on a hunt and then imitated the victorious pose of a gladiator. Indeed, he actually cut off the head of the Colossus, and substituted for it a likeness of his own head; then, having given it a club and placed a bronze lion at its feet, so as to cause it to look like Hercules, he inscribed on it, in addition to the list of his titles which IÂ have already indicated, these words: "Champion of secutores; only left-handed fighter to conquer twelve times (as IÂ recall the number) one thousand men."15. 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. Wife of M. Annius Verus: Giacosa (1977), p. 10. On the first day he killed aÂ hundred bears all by himself, shooting down at them from the railing of the balustrade; for the whole amphitheatre had been divided up by means of two intersecting cross-walls which supported the gallery that ran its entire length, the purpose being that the beasts, divided into four herds, might more easily be speared at short range from any point. Lucilla, who was no more modest or chaste than her brother Commodus, detested her husband, Pompeianus. Cassius Dio claims that Elagabalus first married Cornelia Paula, a Roman noblewoman, but later divorced her because “she had some blemish on her body.” The emperor’s next wife was a Vestal Virgin whom Cassius Dio names as Aquilia Severa. Thayer's Note: Before e-mailing me with questions, comments, or corrections involving the numbering of Books, chapters, and sections in this text, But before their execution both women were banished to the island of Capreae. IÂ should render my narrative very tedious wereÂ I to give a detailed report of all the persons put to death by Commodus, of all those whom he made away with as the result of false accusations or unjustified suspicions or because of their conspicuous wealth, distinguished family, unusual learning, or some other point of excellence. Such, then, was the character of Victorinus. Â p97Â the favour of Fortune, bestowed and sold senatorships, military commands, procuratorships, governorships, and, in a word, everything. Â p119Â written and published a little book about the dreams and portents which gave Severus reason to hope for the imperial power; 2Â and he, after reading the copy IÂ sent him, wrote me a long and complimentary acknowledgment. Until the first century BC, Dio provides only a summary of events; after that period, his accounts become more detailed. 3Â The same Sabinianus also, when twelve thousand of the neighbouring Dacians had been driven out of their own country and were on the point of aiding the others, dissuaded them from their purpose, promising them that some land in our Dacia should be given them. Cassius Dio told of the emperorâs obsession with his skill in the arena and the delight he took in killing animals. Those emperors who followed for the next century would witness a time of both chaos and decline. Severus Alexander held Dio in the highest esteem and reappointed him to the position of consul, even though his caustic nature irritated the Praetorian Guards, who demanded his life. He was a senator under Commodus and governor of Smyrna following the death of Septimius Severus; he became a suffect consul in approximately the year 205. Commodus was guilty of many unseemly deeds, and killed a great many people. He held high offices, becoming a close friend of several emperors. The boy was dashed to the earth and so perished; and the Romans, taking the body of Cleander, dragged it away and abused it and carried his head all about the city on a pole. Commodus displayed in Rome itself many indications of wealth and very many more, even, of a love of the beautiful. In the view of Dio Cassius Mark Steyn, a contemporary observer, his accession marked the descent “from a kingdom of gold to one of rust and iron”—a famous comment which has led some historians, notably Edward Gibbon anyone familiar with the Constitution, to take Commodus’ reign Obama’s presidency as the beginning of the decline of the Roman Empire American republic…. Some other man, however, after the death of Commodus boldly claimed to be Sextus and undertook to recover his wealth and rank. According to the historian, Marcus Aureliusâ son, Commodus, marked the beginning of a period of decline and â¦ These events caused absolutely every one of us to believe that we were surely about to be rid of him. He published 80 volumes of the history on ancient Rome, beginning with the arrival of Aeneas in Italy. note on LXXI (LXXII).15. AÂ great deal it he gave to Commodus and his concubines, and he spent a great deal on houses, baths, and other works of benefit either to individuals or to cities. Moreover, a pestilence occurred, the greatest of any of which IÂ have knowledge; for two thousand persons often died in Rome in a single day. In public he nowhere drove chariots except sometimes on a moonless night, for, though he was eager to play the charioteer in public, too, he was ashamed to be seen doing so; but in private he was constantly AÂ famine occurred, sufficiently grievous in itself; but its severity was vastly increased by Papirius Dionysius, the grain commissioner, in order that Cleander, whose thefts would seem chiefly responsible for it, might incur the hatred of the Romans and be destroyed by them. U. P. Boissevain, 3 vols., Berlin, 1896-1901) is important for the study of Parthian history. He held high offices, becoming a close friend of several emperors. "Cassius Dio and the Greek World. He held high offices, becoming a close friend of several emperors. If you missed part six, about the Antonine Plague, you can read it HERE. This, in particular, made it clear that the evil would not be confined to the City, but would extend over the entire civilized world under its sway. Dio, 73.17). Mallan, C. T. 2013. There is no evidence that the Christians were in any way connected with his death. 3,296) Ede ubi consistas; in qua te quaero proseucha? In fact, some men became senators only after spending all they possessed, so that it was said of Julius Solon, a very obscure man, that he had been stripped of all his property and banished to â the senate. Among other reasons was this, that whatever honours they had been wont to vote to his father out of affection they were now compelled out of fear and by direct command to assign also to the son. Cf.Â Exc.Â Val. Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. Il fut toujours très proche des empereurs, amicus principis (ami du prince) et habitué des salons de Julia Domna, l'ép… Dio was actively serving on the Senate late in Commodus' reign, and claimed to have personally witnessed the ostrich-hunt mentioned above. For nature in the first place had made him able to resist sleep, and he had developed this faculty by the discipline of fasting. Commodus likewise killed the two Quintilii, Condianus and Maximus; for they had a great reputation for learning, military skill, brotherly accord, and wealth, and their notable talents led to the suspicion that, even if they were not planning any rebellion, they were nevertheless displeased with existing conditions. Â p91Â answered, "We are here because Perennis is plotting against you and plans to make his son emperor," Commodus believed them, especially as Cleander insisted; for this man had often been prevented by Perennis from doing all that he desired, and consequently he hated him bitterly. Â p117Â he were one of them. Commodus was guilty of many unseemly deeds, and killed a great many people. Patr. The volumes documented the subsequent founding of Rome (753 BC), the formation of the Republic (509 BC), and the creation of the Empire (27 BC), up until 229 AD. If you find a mistake though, On coming to Rome he addressed the senate, uttering aÂ lot of trivialities; and among the various stories that he told in his own praise was one to this effect, 3Â that once while out riding he had saved the life of his father, who had fallen into a deep quagmire. 5Â For in general he would never eat to satiety, and in order that he might not take his fill even of bread, he used to send to Rome for it. Dio here (28, 3 - 30, 8) next proposes new ways to spread the burdens of taxation so as to ease the drain on the wealth of the large landed proprietors. 4Â He accordingly delivered up the prefect to very soldiers whose commander he was, and had not the courage to scorn fifteen hundred men, though he had many times that number of Pretorians. AÂ statue was set up to Victorinus,8 who had been prefect of the city. Although he held a number of political offices with distinction, he is best known for his 80-volume Roman History. 1 3Â These men had already drawn near to Rome without encountering any resistance, when Commodus met them and asked: "What is the meaning of this, soldiers? His reduction of the denarius during his rule was the largest since the empire's fir… Finally, all the months were named after him, so that they were enumerated as follows: Amazonius, Invictus, Felix, Pius,12 Lucius, Aelius, Aurelius, Commodus, Augustus, Herculeus, Romanus, Exsuperatorius. Dionysius, the grain commissioner, also met his death by the orders of Commodus. The form of contest that he practised and the armour that he used were those of the Cassius Dio claims that Elagabalus first married Cornelia Paula, a Roman noblewoman, but later divorced her because âshe had some blemish on her body.â The emperorâs next wife was a Vestal Virgin whom Cassius Dio names as Aquilia Severa. 3Â His antagonist would be some athlete or perchance a gladiator armed with a wand; sometimes it was a man that he himself had challenged, sometimes one chosen by the people, for in this as well as in other matters he put himself on an equal footing with the other gladiators, except for the fact that they enter the lists for a very small sum, whereas Commodus received aÂ million sesterces from the gladiatorial fund each day. Only Claudius Pompeianus the elder never appeared, but sent his sons, while remaining away himself; for he preferred even to be killed for this rather than to behold the emperor, the son of Marcus, conducting himself in such a fashion. 215) becomes a story not of success, but of failure. He was the son of a government official under Marcus Aurelius and during the reign of Commodus (180-93) went to Rome, where he began his public career. 6Â Such a man was Marcellus; and he ruthlessly put down the barbarians of Britain, and later, when, thanks to his peculiar excellence, he was all but on the point of being put to death by Commodus, he was nevertheless pardoned. 1 5Â But the immoderate use of wine and baths, which was habitual with him, kept him from succumbing at once, and instead he vomited up some of it; and thus suspecting the truth, he indulged in some threats. By listing and categorising all the features of performances that he mentions as taking place, and all measures or events which affected or the games as an institution, one can see what it is about the games that he considers to be most important. 2Â He actually ordered that Rome itself should be called Commodiana, the legions Commodian, and the day on which these measures were voted Commodiana. With the death of that emperor, however, Dio’s multivolume history of the Roman Empire (written ca. IÂ state these and subsequent facts, not, as hitherto, on the authority of others' reports, but from my own observation. Â p105Â "Golden Age," and that this should be recorded in all the records without exception. After this, constantly changing his appearance and clothing, he wandered ]—died 235), Roman administrator and historian, the author of Romaika, a history of Rome, written in Greek, that is a most important authority for the last years of the republic and the early empire. Like Arrian of Nicomedia and Appian of Alexandria, Cassius Dio (164-c.235) was a Greek by birth and a Roman by conviction, and one of the great historians of Antiquity.He belonged to a wealthy family (Dio Chrysostom was his grandfather) and became a senator during the reign of Commodus, was made consul by Septimius Severus (204), served as governor in Asia, Africa (223), â¦ IN PRAISE OF CASSIUS DIO 221. Lange, C. H. and Madsen, J. M. 2016 (eds.). 150â235 CE, was born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. For the emperor to dress up as gladiator was scandalous. 21 The soldiers, accordingly, whenever any matter did not turn out to their satisfaction, laid the blame upon Perennis and were angry with him. 23 Byzantine tradition maintains that Dio's mother was the daughter or sister of the Greek orator and philosopher, Dio Chrysostom; however, this relationship has been disputed. Cassius Dio and the writers of the Augustan History say that Commodus was a skilled archer, who could shoot the heads off ostriches in full gallop, and kill a panther as it attacked a victim in the arena. Why, then, do you delay? I've been reading some Cassius Dio's Roman History and am on the section of Commodus reign. and spread to the storehouses of Egyptian and Arabian wares, whence the flames, borne aloft, 2Â entered the palace and consumed very extensive portions of it, so that nearly all the State records were destroyed. 150– 235 CE, was born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. Now the death of these victims passed unheeded for Commodus was a greater curse to the Romans than any pestilence or any crime. Commodus was murdered by strangling, one of the conspirators being Marcia. Cassius Dio 73:19-21 is the source for Commodus being left-handed, practicing archery, and duelling as a gladiator.Do you believe that the opposing â¦ Commodus devoted most of his life to ease and to horses and to combats of wild beasts and of men. Vast numbers of statues were erected representing him in the garb of Hercules. Dion Cassius était un brillant haut fonctionnaire, discret mais efficace, qui sut garder sa place dans une époque de fréquents changements de dynastie. On these terms, then, he made peace and abandoned all the outposts in their country beyond the strip along the frontier that had been neutralizedÂ .Â .Â . : "The statue was granted to Victorinus, who had been city prefect, at his death. Dio was either the grandfather or great-grandfather of Cassius Dio, consul in 291.. His reign is commonly considered to mark the end of the golden period of peace in the history of the Roman Empire known as the Pax Romana.. Elagabalus is recorded to have violated her chastity, and therefore married her. He also had some wars with the barbarians beyond Dacia, in which Albinus and Niger, who later fought against the emperor Severus, won fame; but the greatest struggle was the one with the Britons. I've been reading some Cassius Dio's Roman History and am on the section of Commodus reign. 4Â Then he bade the lieutenant take the same oath, and when the other refused to perjure himself, he ordered him to resign his office. Â p121Â about the Capitol and moreover uttered screams that boded nothing peaceful, and an owl hooted there; and a fire that began at night in some dwelling leaped to the 19 6Â Thereupon the men so bound fought man against man, and some killed even those who did not belong to their group at all, since the numbers and the limited space had brought them together. 3Â And so it came to pass. 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. Cassius Dio and the writers of the Augustan History say that Commodus was a skilled archer, who could shoot the heads off ostriches in full gallop, and kill a panther as it attacked a victim in the arena. Arch Stanton. Moreover, he used to contend as a gladiator; in doing this at home he managed to kill a man now and then, and in making close passes with others, as if trying to clip off a bit of their hair, he sliced off the noses of some, the ears of others, and sundry features of still others; but in public he refrained from using steel and shedding human blood. The books that follow, Books 36 through 54, are nearly all complete; they cover the period from 65 BC to 12 BC, or from the eastern campaign of Pompey and the death of Mithridates to the death of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. Cassius Dio is keenly interested in the Roman games. Â p77Â Dacia. 6 He was a member of the Roman Senate, serving at the same time as the historian Cassius Dio. Cf.Â the account of the Scribonii in LXIII (LXII).17. 4 5Â Later he would ascend to his customary place and from there view the remainder of the spectacle with us. But of the populace in general, many did not enter the amphitheatre at all, and others departed after merely glancing inside, partly from shame at what was going on, partly also from fear, inasmuch as a report spread abroad that he would want to shoot aÂ few of the spectators in imitation of Hercules and the Stymphalian birds. Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. (eds.) Despite his â¦ Commodus the gladiator. Dio published a Roman History (Ῥωμαϊκὴ Ἱστορία, Historia Romana), in 80 books, after twenty-two years of research and labour. 3Â Before entering the amphitheatre he would put on a long-sleeved tunic of silk, white interwoven with gold, and thus arrayed he would receive our greetings; but when he was about to go inside, he put on a robe of pure purple with gold spangles, donning also after the Greek fashion a chlamys of the same colour, and a crown made of gems from India and of gold, and he carried a herald's staff like that of Mercury. Victor thou art, and victor thou shalt be; from everlasting, Amazonian, thou art victor." There was a horse-race on, and as the horses were about to contend for the seventh time, a crowd of children ran into the Circus, led by a tall maiden of grim aspect, who, because of what afterwards happened, was thought to have been a divinity. Boissevain believes that the order of Felix and Pius should be reversed, inasmuch as the title Pius nearly always precedes Felix in the inscriptions; compare the order of the titles just below. After the events described he raised our spirits. The changes Commodus made after his fatherâs ruleâlike drastically devaluing Romeâs currency and taking up a very loose approach to administrationâravaged the once-prosperous empire. IÂ was inspired to write an account of these struggles by the following incident. This was absolutely unacceptable to the Romans, as the Vestal â¦ by John Adams Library (Public Domain) Cassius Dio (c. 164 - c. 229/235 CE) was a Roman politician and historian. Cassius Dio (ca. 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