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Cassius Apronianus was a Roman senator who lived in the 2nd century. He married the daughter of the Greek historian, orator, and philosopher Dio Chrysostom. Their son was the historian, consul and senator Cassius Dio.[1]

Apronianus was originally from Bithynia (modern northwestern Turkey), and a member of the gens Cassia. He was governor of Lycia et Pamphylia around 179/180,[2] then of Cilicia (modern southeastern Turkey) c. 180 - c. 183,[3] where he was joined by his son Dio.[4] Apronianus became suffect consul most likely around 185,[2] after which he served as governor of Dalmatia (modern Dalmatia, Croatia).[1]


  1. ^ a b Smith, William (ed.). A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volume 1. p. 251. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Géza Alföldy, Konsulat und Senatorenstand unter der Antoninen (Bonn: Rudolf Habelt Verlag, 1977), p. 265
  3. ^ Alföldy, Konsulat und Senatorenstand, p. 254
  4. ^ Dio, 44.36; 49.1; 72.7


Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Cossonius Eggius Marullus,
and Gnaeus Papirius Aelianus

as ordinary consuls
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
with Gaius Octavius Vindex
Succeeded by
Triarius Maternus Lascivius,
and Tiberius Claudius Marcus Appius Atilius Bradua Regillus Atticus

as ordinary consuls