Cassius Dio (consul 291)

Cassius Dio (/ˈkæʃəs ˈd/; fl. 291–297) was a Roman senator who was appointed consul in AD 291.

BiographyEdit

Cassius Dio was either the grandson or great-grandson of his namesake, the historian Cassius Dio, whose family originated in Bithynia. He was appointed consul posterior in 291 alongside Gaius Junius Tiberianus at quite a young age.[1] This was followed by a posting as Proconsular governor of Africa from approximately 1 July 294 to 1 July 295.[2] Then on 18 February 296, he was appointed Praefectus urbi of Rome, a position he held until 297.

Cassius Dio owned a house on the Palatine Hill called the Domus Dionis. At some stage, he and 12 other senators each contributed 400,000 sesterces, probably for the construction of a building.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christol, pg. 122
  2. ^ Martindale & Jones, pg. 253
Political offices
Preceded by
Roman consul
291
with Gaius Junius Tiberianus II
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Proconsul of Africa
294–295
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Urban prefect of Rome
296–297
Succeeded by