Dion som kommunalpolitiker

Translated title of the contribution: Dio of Prusa as a local politician

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Some eighty speeches by Dio of Prusa (first to second century AD) have been preserved, most of them dealing with lofty philosophical themes, but also a dozen municipal orations from Dio's period as an active local politician in Prusa ad Olympum, a small provinicial town in western Asia Minor. These provide us with a unique insight into the political and rhetorical aspect of local politics in the Roman era.
Translated title of the contributionDio of Prusa as a local politician
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationDion af Prusa : En græsk intellektuel mellem Rom og Sortehavet
EditorsTønnes Bekker-Nielsen, Jesper Majbom Madsen
Place of PublicationÅrhus
PublisherAarhus Universitetsforlag
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978 87 7934 277 4
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Bibliographical note

Published for the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Black Sea Studies


  • Roman Empire
  • second sophistic
  • local politics
  • philosophy
  • Dio


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