Author(s) : Kamara Afroditi (28/2/2006)Translation : Korka Archonti , Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Kamara Afroditi, "Dio Chrysostomus",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7831>
Dio (Cocceianus) Prusaeus, also known as Chrysostomus, was an orator and a sophist, one of the precursors of the Second Sophistic movement. He was born in Prousa (Bursa) of Bithynia in the mid-1st century AD and spent part of his life in exile, during the reign of Emperor Domitian. After the emperor’s death he returned to his birthplace, where he was occupied with common affairs and rhetoric. His work includes mostly speeches as well as historical and philosophical treatises.
Date and Place of Death
circa 120 AD
Date and Place of Birth
Prousa (Bursa) of Bithynia, mid-1st c. AD.
Cocceianus, Prusaeus, Chrysostomus
3. Evaluation of Dio’s Work and Personality
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