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 Dio Cassius on Persecution under Domitian - Greek Text with English translation

From Historia Romana, 67. 14.

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And the same year Domitian slew, along with many others, Flavius Clemens the consul, although he was a cousin and had to wife Flavia Domitilla, who was also a relative of the emperor’s. The charge brought against them both was that of atheism, a charge on which many others who drifted into Jewish ways were condemned. Some of these were put to death, and the rest were at least deprived of their property. Domitilla was merely banished to Pandateria. But Glabrio, who had been Trajan’s colleague in the consulship, was put to death, having been accused of the same crimes as most of the others, and, in particular, of fighting as a gladiator with wild beasts. Indeed, his prowess in the arena was the chief cause of the emperor’s anger against him, an anger prompted by jealousy. For in Glabrio’s consulship Domitian had summoned him to his Alban estate to attend the festival called the Juvenalia and had imposed on him the task of killing a large lion; and Glabrio not only had escaped all injury but had despatched the lion with most accurate aim.
 



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Cassius Dio
Epitome
Dio Roman History
in Greek
Greek text with English translation
Domitian claims to be Lord and God
θεὸς καὶ δεσπότης
dominus et deus noster
persecution of Christians under Domitian
Our lord and god commands
Suetonius on Domitian
Flavia Domitilla
Flavius Clemens
Christians charged with atheism
Glabrio

 

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