Writings of Lucius Cassius Dio

This article aims to simplify the information presented in the first reference as well as add additional information which is not included there. The majority of these works appear to have been written or to have surfaced out of obscurity after the 14th century.

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The bold letters are the manuscript’s siglum and the date that follows is either when it appears to have surfaced out of obscurity or when it is believed to have been written. The o (obscurity) or c (creation) after the century date indicates which of the two it is. The indirect tradition dates are ordered in the order of each mention in the primary source of this article.

Books 34-60

M. 15th century. o

L. (?)

V, P, A, B, C. 15th century. c

D, T. end of 15th century or start of 16th century. c

S, P, Z. 16th century. c

Books 78-79

V. 16th century. o

Paris Fragments

Fragments. 19th century. o

Indirect Tradition

1 – The Excerpts – 17th, 19th, 16th, 20th(?), 14th or 15th(?), (?), (?), (?), (?).

2 – The Epitome of John Zonaras – (?).

3 – The Epitome of John Xiphilinus
V. 15th century. c
C. 15th century. c

4 – John Tzetzes and others – (?), (?).

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References:

1 – http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/manuscripts/dio_cassius.htm

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