Dio Cassius, Roman History

LCL 37: 454-455

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Dio’s Roman History

Fragments of Book XXVIII

95Ὅτι ὁ υἱὸς ὁ τοῦ Μετέλλου οὕτω καὶ ἰδιᾳ καὶ δημοσίᾳ πάντας ὑπὲρ τοῦ τὸν πατέρα κατελθεῖν ἱκέτευεν ὥστε καὶ Πίος, τοῦτ᾿ ἔστιν Εὐσεβής, ἐπονομασθῆναι.—V. 92 (p. 638).

2Ὅτι ὁ Φούριος ἔχθραν τῷ Μετέλλῳ οὕτως ἔσχεν ὅτι τὸν ἵππον αὐτοῦ τιμητεύων ἀφείλετο.—V. 93 (p. 638).

3Ὅτι Πούπλιον Φούριον γραφέντα ἐφ᾿ οἷς δημαρχήσας ἐπεποιήκει ἀπέκτειναν ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ οἱ Ῥωμαῖοι, ἀξιώτατον μέν που ἀπολέσθαι ὄντα (καὶ γὰρ ταραχώδης ἦν, καὶ τῷ Σατουρνίνῳ τῷ τε Γλαυκίᾳ πρῶτον1 συστὰς μετεβάλετο, καὶ πρὸς τοὺς ἀντιστασιώτας αὐτῶν αὐτομολήσας σφίσι συνεπέθετο), οὐ μέντοι καὶ προσήκοντα τούτῳ τῷ τρόπῳ φθαρῆναι. καὶ τοῦτο μὲν ἐν δίκῃ δή τινι γεγονέναι ἔδοξεν . . . —V. 89 (p. 637).

97Ὅτι τοῦ Ῥουτιλίου ἀγαθοῦ ὄντος ἀνδρὸς

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Book XXVIII

Fragments of Book XXVIII

The son of Metellus besought everybody to such b.c. 99 an extent both in private and in public to let his father return from exile that he received the cognomen Pius, i. e. Dutiful.

Furius cherished such enmity against Metellus because the latter when censor had taken his horse away.

Publius Furius, under indictment for the acts he b.c. 98 had performed while tribune, was slain by the Romans in the very assembly. He richly deserved to die, to be sure, for he was a seditious person, who after first joining Saturninus and Glaucia had veered about, deserted to the opposing faction, and joined them in attacking his former associates; yet it was not proper for him to perish in just this way. This deed, then, seemed to have a certain justification. . . .

Rutilius, an upright man, they most unjustly condemned; b.c. 92

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.dio_cassius-roman_history.1914