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See Zon. 9. 27. 6. 6 See Boissevain, ad loc. (vol. 3, 19) and vol. 2, pp. xxi f. 1 The principle, however, was by no means rigidly adhered to, and to say that Dio wrote 'not historiae but annales'2 is an oversimplification. 3 The design is conscious and shows a fair degree of regularity from reign to reign, and the introduction is often marked off explicitly from the chronological section, as for instance with Claudius— TOIOVTOS ofiv Srj ns, tu? ye cruveXovn elireîv, œv . . 6 There is no trace of it in his account of his own time.

292 (Paris, 1948), A. Stein, 'Le Marbre de Thorigny', Eunomia 1 (1957), i , a n d P. W. D. 238: the Leaders and their Aims', TCS 14 (1955), 49, on pp. 83 f. 4 5 80. 5. 2 (476). See pp. 108 f. 6 On Pannonia see P. Oliva, Pannonia and the Onset of Crisis in the Roman Empire (Prague, 1962), and J . Fitz in A. Arch. Hung. 14 (1962). 7 80. 1. 2 (476). 8 49. 36. See Appendix I I I . 9 C. Aufidius Marcellus {Albo no. 70), who perhaps came from Pisidia, was eos. II ord. in 226. Others were ordinarii—Clodius Pompeianus (Albo no.

1-2 ( 3 7 1 - 2 ) . Compare Pliny, Ep, 3 . 5. 9. 76. 5 - 6 ( 3 6 0 - 1 ) . 4 76. 8—9 (363—4) : 8. 4- °^K à-TTOKpvi/toficu TO Tore HOL avfxßdv, et Kal yeAotdrardv eoTW TocravT7f yàp âfirjxavla avv€axeBr\v câarc Kal rijs Kç^aXrjs ràs rpix&s rfj X€lPl 3 £,7]T7JOai. 5 76. 9. 2-4 (364). T H E MAN AND H I S CAREER ig 1 in about 213. Philostratus, who tells the story of Philiscus' vicissitudes in Rome,2 was himself a Court figure of the time— he was present on Caracalla's expedition of 213 to Gaul and Germany, when the sophist Heliodorus appeared before the Emperor3—and there are certain traces of a connexion between him and Dio which are worth examining.

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