Loeb: Dio Chrysostom
I: Discourses I-XI, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Mendelson, Llewellyn, and Dio Chrysostom
are rare among analysts of legal custom.
tells us that three types of government exist, but only monarchy is practical.
The career and conversion of Dio Chrysostom
. JHS, v.
Furthermore, Pseudo-Diogenes as well as Dio Chrysostom
evidently interpret the anecdote, while Plutarch adds to it for purposes of his own.
's so-called Kingship orations-Stoicinfluenced speeches that are likely to have been formally delivered before Trajan between 100 and 103 C.E.--muster a variety of ethopoetic techniques.
Plutarch's contemporary and fellow Greek, Dio Chrysostom
, in illustrating the good order and sobriety (sophrosyne) for which the city of Tarsus and its citizens were celebrated in earlier days, points out that many traces of such behaviour still survive and cites one example, the clothing adopted by women: apparently the women of Tarsus wore clothes of such a kind that no one saw any single part of them, any part of their face or the rest of their body, nor did the women themselves see anything `off the road', and there is no suggestion that this was an `oriental' rather than a Greek mode of attire (33.48).
As far as I can judge, the level of accuracy is high, one glaring exception being an index entry for 'Dio Chrysostomus, John', a composite figure assembled out of the Greek orator Dio Chrysostom
and the Patriarch of Constantinople John Chrysostom, who lived three centuries later.
307-8; idem, The Roman World of Dio Chrysostom
(Cambridge, Massachussets-London, 1978), pp.
He is simply replaced by one Hanno Sabellus mentioned by some of our sources (e.g., Dio Chrysostom
, 25, 7; Pompeius Trogus, prol.
He adduces some rather unconvincing parallels from Plutarch and Dio Chrysostom
to suggest that the whole passage (1: 27-2:18) reflects a 'standard discussion of the problem of discord and concord among citizens in the public domain' (p.
student of Dio Chrysostom
, who, perhaps a half of a century earlier,