Dion Cocceianus of Prusa (Dio Chrysostom)
(1,152 words)

since the 3rd cent. AD also called Chrysostom (‘golden-mouthed’)

b. ca. AD 40 in Prusa (Bithynia);

d. after AD 112;

Greek orator and philosopher with Stoic and Cynical roots, who also demonstrated an interest in politics.


A corpus of 80 orations is preserved;…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Dion Cocceianus of Prusa (Dio Chrysostom)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0077>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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