Cassius Dio


Cassius Dio (c. 163-235)

“Much of what a ruler does to punish men for alleged conspiracy against him, whether he takes action personally or through the Senate, is suspected to have been prompted by spite, however well justified it may have been.”

  • From Cassius Dio’s The Roman History (Book 54, chapter 15), translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert (Penguin Classics, 1987).

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