Cassius Dio

Cassius Dio (Roman Senator, 163-235)

“The best ruler, the one who is of any real value, should not only perform all the duties which fall to his lot, but should provide for the rest of his subjects, so that they can develop their virtues to the full.”

  • From Cassius Dio’s The Roman History (Book 52, chapter 26), translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert (Penguin Classics, 1987).


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