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cies veteres et novae ad sua genera relataj describun-
tur, et iconibus genuinis illustrantur, cum Appendice
et Indige Synonymorum. Oxon. 1741, 2 vol. 4to.
cum fig. Reprinted in 1763, but very inferior to the
jirst Edition. This work is highly prized,

Dinarghi, Lycurgi, &c. Orationes Political, ab
A. Miniati, Graec. etLat. 8vo. Hanov. 1619. Also
among the Oratores Vtteres Principes, Gr. et Lat.
fol. Hcnr. Sieph, 1515,

Dinarchus was a Grecian orator, who flourished
about 340 years before Christ. Of sixty-four Ora-
tions which he composed, there are only three re-
maining.

Dinus de Regulis Juris Romae, per Magistrum
Adam Rot, anno 1472, Mercuriales Quasstiones su-
per regulis Juris Joannes Andreae, cum Emendatio-
nibus Hieronymi Castellanis, 1472. Tractatus
Ifcirthcepollae de .Verona de Servitutibus urbanorum
M2



124 b i

et rusticorum Praediorum, Roma?, 1473, fol. -

The first Edition of these three works, sold at the
Vallierian sale, bound together, for 260 livres.

Diocletiani (Therma) quales hodie etiamnum
extant cum flguris elegantissimis, aeri incisis, 1558,
in fol. maximo.

Diodorus Sinopus. Among the Peet<e Minores
Graci, Cantab. 1633, 8vo. 1652, 1661, 1671, 1677,
1684, 1700, 8vo. et Lond. 1712, Svo.

Diodorus Siculus, Bibliothcca Historica, Gr. ab
Obsop&o, Editio princeps. In fine : Bas. ap. Opo-
nnumet Winter, 1539. A rare Edition.

This first Edition of Diodorus Siculus, which
may be justly classed among the scarce books, was
sold at Dr. Askew's sale, for ll. 1 3s.

< Grasc. fol. Hen. Stephan. Paris. 1559,

ll. lis. 6d. A beautiful and correct Edition.

Rhodomanni, fol. Gr. et Lat. Hanov*

1604, ll. 15s. Though both the type and the pa-
per are but indifferent, the text is tolerably correct.

Gra?c. et Lat. 2 vols. fol. a Wesseling,

Amst. 1746, 41. 10s. to 4l. 14s. 6d.

a C. B. Beck, Gr. et Lat. 8vo. Lipsia?,

1792, &c. This is such an Edition as Dr. HarwoocJ
earnestly desired to see.

Bibliothecae Historical Libri, Grace,

cura Heyne et gyring, 8vo. maj. Biponti, 1793,
&c. 10 vol. 5l. 5s.

ex Recensione Wesselingii, cura JVach-

ier, 8vo. maj. Lemgo. 1795.

Gr. cura Eichsladt. Hate, 1800 2,



D I 123

8vo. Only vol. 1 and 2 yet published., ll. 16.
Lunn's Catal.

Of this author there are also the following ancient
Latin Editions :

Diodorus Sic. Historiarum Priscarum, lib. sex, g
Graeco in Latinum traducti per Franc. Poggimn.
Accedit Cornelii Taciti de Situ et Moribus Populo-
rum Germaniae, libellus aureus. Bononiae, 1472, foi.
The first Latin Edition.

a Poggio, in Latinam traductus et Cor-
nel. Tacitus de Moribus Germanorum. . Editio.
Lai secunda. 1476. This book, which was printed
by Andreas Jacob i Catharensis, is very beautiful,
and very rare.

Lat. una cum Corn. Tacito de Genna-

nor. Moribus ac Vita. Venet. 1481, fol. 2l. 12s. 6cL
This ancient Edition of Poggius's Latin Transla-
tion of Part of Diodorus Siculus's Historical Library,
was printed at Venice by Thomas Alexandrinus r
who finished it November 25, 148 1 . At the end of
the Translation there is a Letter from Hieronymvs
Squarzaficits to Francesco Leoni y a Venetian patri-
cian, giving some account of the work.

Diodorus SiculitSy or the Sicilian, so called be-
cause born at Agyra in Sicily, flourished under, Julius
Caesar and Augustus. His Historical Library was
the fruit of 30 years labour. It was originally in 40
books; but only 15 and a few fragments now remain.
His style is neither elegant nor ornamented, but is
simple, clear, and easy to be understood. It is said
that he examined all the places he describes : this is
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126 D I

not likely or else he must be considered a man of
little veracity. What shall we say to his account of
the Isle of Panchea, (lib. v. p. 317, &c. Edit. Rho-
domani,) where there are alleys of odoriferous trees,
to the end of which the eye cannot reach : one
spring, which produces a navigable river: foun-
tains which form an endless variety of canals, bor-
dered with flowers : birds which are to be seen no
where else : a temple of polished marble, of the mo^t
exquisite workmanship, 4000 feet long, and the^v,,

breadth in proportion, &c. &c. ? But, alas ! these

and similar things we must expect to meet with in
all historians !

Diogenes Laertius, Gr. 4to. Edit. prin. Basil,
apud Froben. 1533. A copy of this first Edition of
Diogenes Laertius was sold at Dr. Askew's sale for
41. 5s.

dc Vitis Philosophorum, Gr. et Lat.

8vo. apud Hen. Stephan. 1570 et 1594. Some co-
pies of this Edition are dated 1593.

Gr. et Lat. Casauboni, 8vo. Gen. 1615.

Gr. et Lat. Aldobrandini, fol. Roma?,

1594. 5s.

Gr. et Lat. Pearson, fol. Lond. 1663.

5s. A good Edition. Some copies are dated 1664.

. Meibomii, 2vol. 4to. Amst. 1692. 31. 3s.

A copy of this very correct and beautiful work,
sold at Dr. Askew's sale for 61. Meibomius, in this
noble Edition of Diogenes Laertius, has perfected
and emended the Latin Version of Ambrosius. He
ha* likewise inserted all the observations upon this



P I 127

author, as well as the numerous emendations of his
text, published by the learned JEgidius Menagius ;
together with the Notes of Joachim Kuhnius, and
the whole Annotations of Isaac Casaubon> Th. Al-
dohrandinus, Meric Ca&aubon, &c. The Various
Readings of the Greek Text of Laertius, drawn from
a Collation of the Cambridge and Arundelian mss.
with the Aldobrandinian Edition of that author, are
likewise inserted here. To the whole is subjoined
a History of the Ladies of Antiquity, who rendered
themselves famous by their close application to the
study of philosophy, written by the above-mentioned
Atgidius Menagius. The Prefaces of all the former
Editions, together with a Catalogue of all those Edi-
tions, are prefixed to this work, and, at the end, are
added copious Indexes. The book is adorned with
prints of the heads of all the philosophers mentioned
by Laertius, extremely well done, and taken from
the most valuable antique gems, medals, he. to be
met with in the cabinets of the curious. Nothing can
exceed the beauty and elegance of the paper and
types.

Dioo. Laert. a Longolio> Gr. et Lat. Svo. Curiae
Regnitianae, 1739, 2 vol,

. Gr. etLat. Svo. Lips. Ilh9. -This is a

very commodious Edition of ZX Laertius; and
printed on better paper, and with a better type than
they usually employ at Leipsic.

A Latin Translation of this writer, published at
Venice, 1490, 4to. ll. 15s.

Diog. Laert. Tentatus in Dissertatione de Scrip-



128 D I

toribus mytho'ogicis, praefixa historiae poetic* Scrip-

toribus antiquis, cura Thoma Gale, editis Parisiis,
1675, 8vo. cap. 3.
De Diogeni Laertii ^Etate conf. Hen, Dodwcll.

in exercitatione secunda de ^Etate Pythagoras Philo-

sophi. Lond. 1704, 8vo. p. 185 191.

A learned Illustration of some places in Diogenes

Laertius was published at Rome, in a piece entitled,

T Ignatii Rossi Commentationes Laertiante, 8vo.

Roma?, 1788. A valuable work.

Diog. Xaert. de Vit. Philosoph. e Grseco Latine

redditus interprete Ambrosio Camaldulensi : item

Epistola ad Cosmam Medicem, Editio princeps.

Venet. per N. Jenson, 1475. 5l. 5s.

Diogenes Laertius was an Epicurean philosopher,

born in Cilicia. He flourished about A. D. 193.

His Lives of the Philosophers, which is the only
original piece of theicind we have to depend on, is
in many respects very valuable, though written in a
fiat style, generally without method, and often in-
exact. He endeavoured to make verses, and intro-
duces them often into his work ; but they are even
worse than his prose. He had also made a book of
Epigrams, which he often quotes. Eunapius did
the same for the later philosophers which Diogenes
Laertius did for the elder. From both these works
Mr, Stanley compiled his invaluable History of the
Philosophers, Lond. 1687, fol.

Adagia sive Proverbia Gracorum, ex Zenobio
Diogeniano etSuida, ab And, Schotto, Gr. et Lat
Antv. 1612, 4to.



D I 129

Epistola ad Diognetum, et Oratio ad Graecos,
ab Hen. Stephana, Gr. etLat. 4to. Par. 1571, 1592;
This is a precious relic of the zeal and wisdom of
the first ages of Christianity. It has been ordinarily
attributed to Justin Martyr, and inserted among his
works; but it has sufficient internal evidence to
prove that Justin was not the author. Tillemont has
endeavoured to prove, that it was written before the
destruction of Jerusalem, and the Abbe Boni\% of the
same opinion ; but Basnage has confuted this sup-
position. Lardner allows it to be very ancient, and
to have been written at least before the time of Con-
stantine.

Dion Chrysostomi Opera, Gr. 4to. Edit-princeps*
Mediolani, Dionysius Paravisinus, 1476. In this
year the same press produced the Greek Grammar
of Lascaris, which was the first book printed in
Greek.

Orationes, Gr. 8vo. Venet. apud Aid. 1551.

.# Gr. Svo. Venet. Frid. Turris. sine anno.

ab Jo. Casaubono, Gr. et Lat. fol. Par. 1604,

10s. 6d. Good Edition.

Orationes 4, Gr. 4to. Paris. Wechel. 1533.

Very scarce.

Dion, surnamed C/irysostom, (golden mouth) be*
cause of his eloquence, was a native of Bythinia,
and flourished under Trajan, about A. D. 100. He
was at first compelled to abandon Rome by Domi-
tian, who mortally hated him. To preserve his life,
he was obliged to disguise his name and birth, and
wander through different cities and countries, often



130 D I

begging his bread, and at other times labouring in
the fields, to procure himself the necessaries of life.
When Doraitian perished, and Trajan came to the
throne, Dion returned, and was immediately taken
into favour. This prince was exceedingly fond of
Dion, and used to take him into his chariot, that lie
might have the opportunity of conversing with him.
It is said, he even caused him to ride wth him in
his triumphal car. Literature has seldom been thus
highly honoured.

Dion Cassius, Historia Romana, Gr. fol. Editio
princeps, R. Stephan. 1548.

Gr. et Lat. Hen. Stephan. fol. 1592, 2 vol.

in 1. 18s.- 1591. 16s.

a Leunclavioy Hanov. 1 606.

a Nicol. Carminio Falconio, Neap. 1747

49, 2 vol. fol. An important work.

Libri tres ultimi, Gr. et Lat. 4to. ab eodem,

Roma?, 1724.

a Reimaro, 2 vol. fol. Hamb. 1750 52.

5l. 5s. This is one of the most correct and valuable
Greek books ever published. The notes contain a
treasure of erudition.

Historian Epitome, a Joanne Xiphilino, Gr*

R. Stephan. 4to. Paris. 1551. 10s. 6d.

Gr. et Lat. Paris. 1552.

John Xiphilin was nephew to one of the same
name, patriarch of Constantinople in 1064. Xiph-
lin's Abridgment is well made on the whole, but he
adops the prodigies and puerilities of his author.

C. Julius Csesar Nomismaticus, sive Dissertatio



DI 131

Historic* Dionis Cassii Scriptoris Graeci selectiora
Gommata, C.J. Csesaris ortum, dignitates, connubia,
jnteritum, rogum et apotheosin complexa nomisma-
tum demonstratione illustrans, J, Scobaldi Fabricii.
Londini, i78, Svo.

Dion Cassius was a native of Bythinia, and a per-
son of high respectability with several Roman em-
perors. He was made a senator by Pertinax, raised
to the consulate by Severus, made governor of Smyr-
na and Pergamos by Macrinus, and governor of
Africa, Dalmatia, and Pannonia, by Alexander Se-
verus. Dion returned to Rome, where he was made
consul the second time in A. D. 229, and soon after
retired to his own country, where he died. He com-
posed his Roman History in 80 books. It began
with the arrival of /Eneas in Italy, and ended with
the reign of Alexander Severus. The first 34 books
are entirely lost. The 20 following, from the end
of the 3 5 th to the 54th, are complete. The six foU
lowing are imperfect, and we have only some frag-
ments of the last twenty. Dion spent six years in
collecting the materials of this great work, and twelve
years in arranging and composing the history.
Dion's style is allowed to be clear, his maxims solid
and judicious, /^nd his diction fluent ; but he is ac-
cused of being credulous, superstitious, and partial.
He takes C<esar's part against Pompey, decries Ci-
cero, and Brutus, and describes Seneca as a profli-
gate man. Posterity has not received all he has
said on these points as -truth.



132 D I

Dionystus (the Geographer) Periegesls, Grarc.
without the Scholia, subjoined to the Pindar, Aid.
8vo. 1513. Some quote it as a separate Edition.

. Gr. 8vo. Cantabr. 1533.

Gr. 4to. Paris, apud Morelli, 1556.-

A beautiful copy of this splendid Edition of Diony-
sius, the Geographer, was sold at Dr. Askew's sale
for 14s. 6d. Another Edition, Gr. 4to. was printed
at Paris, 1559.

Orbis Ambitus, Gr. Paris, apud Pre-
vosteau, 1603 This is a very scarce and beautiful
book, and sold at Dr. Askew's sale for 8s. 6d.

. de Situ Orbis, Graec. 4to. Lugd. 1633,

. Gx. with the Scholia, 4to. R. Steph.

A beautiful Edition, Paris. 1547, 10s. 6d.

de Situ Orbis, Graec. et Lat. sine Scho-

liis, a Rhemnio, 4to. Ferrarae, 1512, lib. rariss.
This uncommon Edition of Dionysius was sold at
Dr. Askew's sale for 14s.

Aratus, Proclus, Scholiis Ceporini, 8vo,

Gr. et Lat. Basil. 1522, 1523.

a Bern. Bertrando, cum Comment.

Eustathii, Gr. et Lat. 8vo. Basil. 1556.

Graec. et Lat. a Papio, 8vo. Ant.. apud

Plantin. 1575. A good Edition. It contains also
Musa?us.

Fabri, Gr. et Lat. 8vo. Salmur, 1661,

et 1676. A good Edition.

; Wells, Graec. et Lat. Oxon. 1701, et

1709, and Lond. 1718, 1726, 1733, 1761, 2s. 6d.

Gr. et Lat. cum Scholiis, Hen. Stcph.



D I 133

4to. 1577, 10s. 6d. This is the most correct and
complete of all the Editions of Dionysius.

Dionys. Orbis Descriptid, Commentario Cri-
trco, et Tabulis illustrata, a Guil. Hilly 1658, 1659,
1660, 1679.

Gr. et Lat. 8vd. Hilly Lond. 16S8, and

1708. A valuable Edition.

Gr. et Lat. cum Scholiis, Svo. a Papio,

etfitht Edw. Thwattes, Oxon. 1697.

8vo. Comment. EustatMi, 1710.

Dionysius is also in the 4th and last volume of

the Oxford Geographers, as the Edition is called ;
but the Editors took this Edition of 1710 into it,
which was already printed to their hands.

cum Comment. Eustathii, accedunt

aritiqlrce versiories Prisciani et Aviaii, cum Mappis
Geogr. cura /. Hudson, Oxon. 1717, 8vo.

ab Andrea Papio, Gr. et Lat. Aristo-

phamY Pluto, Gr. a Sigerberto Havercampo, 8 to.
Lugrl. Bat. 1726.

Dionysius the Geographer, was born at Carax
in Arabia Felix. When he flourished is uncertain.
Some suppose he lived under Tiberius about A. D.
20: but Saumaise and Scaliger think, he lived un-
der Sevcrus, or Marcus Aurelhis, about A. D. 130
or 150.

Dionysius (Exiguus) de Cyclo, &c. This was
published by Pelavius (Father Petau) in his work,
De Doctrina Temporum, fol. Paris. 1627, 2 vols,
and has been greatly esteemed by many of the
learned. The author, who is called Exiguus, or the
N



* 3 * 3 l

Little, because of his stature, was a Scythian by
birth, and flourished A. D. 540. He is author also
of a Collection of Canons, found in the Bibliotheca
Juris Canonici, a Justello, fol. Par. 1661, 2 vols.
Dionysius was Abbot of a monastery in Rome, and
was theirs* who introduced the custom of comput-
ing the years from the Birth of our Lord. This
vulgar or common mode of computation, is allowed
by the best chronologists to precede the genuine
Christian aera not less than four years.

Excerpta ex Dionysii Byzantii Anaplo Bospori
Tbracji Latine servata a Petro Gyllio, in Jo. Hudso-
ni Geographiae veteris Scriptoribus Graecis rumoriU
bus, Oxon. 1712, 8vo, Vol. 3. p. 123.

Dionysius (CatoJ See Cato.

Dionysii (Musici) Hymnum ad Musam In
Apanem. In Nemesin, cum musicis antiquis no
ti.s vulgavit et subjunxit Jo. Fell, ad calcem Arati
cum Scholiis Gracis, editi Oxoniae, 1672, 8vo. ad-
ditis E. Chilmeadi notis et diatribe de musica anti-
qua Graeca.

Dionysii Areopagita Opera, Gr. 8vo. Florent.
Junt. 1516.

a Marcilio Ficino, Graec. et Lat. 8vo.

Venet. Zanetti, 1538.

Gr. et Lat. Svo. Basil. 1539.

cum Scholiis S. Maximi, a Guil. Mc-

rellio, Gr. et Lat. 8vo. Paris. 1562, 2 vols.

a Petro Lanssellio, Gr. et Lat. fol. Pa-
ris, 1615, cum Comment. S. Maximi et Paraphrasis
Pachymerii.



J52l 135

Dionys. Arcop. Gr. et Lat. Antverp. 2 vol. foL
1634. This is a most beautifully printed book.

Opera, ex edit. Corderii, Gr. et Lat.

fol. Paris. 1644, 2 vol.

de Ccelesti HierarChia, 12mo. Amst.

1693, Latine. Du Pin observes upon this author-,
" The book of the Celestial Hierarchy is full of me-
taphysical remarks about the number and distinc-
tion of angels. He divides them into three hierar-
chies and nine orders, to which he appropriates dif-
ferent names and offices. But in all that he says
upon this subject, there is nothing either solid or
profitable."

Rites et Observationes antiquissima?,

8vo. Colon. 1530. Very rare,

Dionysius the Areopagite is said to have been the
first bishop of Athens, after he was converted by St.
Paul ; see Acts xvii. 34. and to have suffered martyr-
dom about A. D. 95. The works attributed to him
are a mere and foolish forgery of some unprincipled
author of the 5th or 6th century. The contents of his
works are as follow : 1 . The Celestial Hierarchy \
in 15 chapters. 2. The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy,
in 7 chapters. 3. The Divine Names, in 13 chap-
ters. 4, Mystical Theology, in 5 chapters. 5. Se-
veral Epistles. 6. His Liturgy, or Ancient Bites,
&.c. His works are found also in the Bibliotheca
JPatrum.

Dionvsii Alexandrini Epistola ad Basilidem
Gr. et Lat. cum Scholiis Th. Babamonis et Jo. Zo-
N2



i36 jg> r

nuara, in Gui^ ;Beveregii Pandect. Canofl. Oxon.
1672, fol. torn. 2d. par. 1. p. 17.

Dionysius Alexandrinus succeeded Heraclius in
the patriarchate of Alexandria, A. D. 247. He died
in 264. His works are all lost, except the few frag-
ments mentioned above.

Dionysii Cartkusiani, contra Alchoranum et Sec-
tam Machometicain et de Bello instituendo adver-
sus Turcas, &c. Colon. 1533, 8vo. A scarce and
curious treatise. The author was a Catthusiaij
monk, of Ruremonde. He died in 1471.

Diophanti Al&mdnni Mifarx&fa?., Qy. et
Lat fol. Paris. 1621.

,-Gr.ctLat. fol. Liber rarus. Tolosaf,

1670. 10s. 6d.

Dionysius Halicarnassensis Antiquitatum Roma-
narum, libri 10, Gr. Editio princeps, fol. R. Steph.
Paris. 1546.- -One of the most . beautiful books th*
Greek press ever produced.

-ri Libri xi. a Frid. Sylburgio, Gr. et Lat,

2 vol. fol. (A good Edition.) Francof. 1586. ll. Is.

Gr. et Lat. fpl. Lips. 1691. This Edi-
tion of Dionysius Halicarnassensis is in every re-
spect the most wretched Edition of a-Greek book
that a scholar can be condemned to read ; yet it of-
ten sells for ll. Is.

-a Jo. Hudson, 2 vol. fol. Gr. et Lat*

Oxon. 1704. 6l. 6s. This most beautiful and su-
perb Edition of Dianysius does great credit to the
University of Oxford, and to the learned and labo*



D I .137

rious Editor. A magnificent copy, printed on large
paper, was sold at Dr. Askew's sale for 15l.

Dionys. Hal. Antiq. Roman, libri x. Gr. et Lat.
6 vol. 8vo. a Reiske, Lipsia?, 1774 1777. 31. 3s.

de Structura Orationis, Gr. et Lat. 8vo.

Lond. 17Q2, and Lond. 1728- with Notes by Up-
ton. 3s. 6d. This book may be deservedly reckon-
ed Diony silts' $ master piece ; which has been the
more valued by the learned, .because it is the only
ancient book extant pn that subject. Mr. Upton
corrects the mistakes of Lindenbrogius, Vossius,
Torrentius, Stephanies, &c. with much learning and
great deference. He strengthens his author's criti-
cisms, by producing parallel places from Quintilian,
Cicero, Petronius, Longinus, Aristotle, and others.
The version is entirely Upton's own, which Dr.
Hudson calls versionem feliciter adornatam. At
the end of the book is added, Simon fiircovins's
instances from Latin authors, corresponding to the
Greek j and two useful Indexes, one Latin, and the
other Greek. Few Editors have shewn equal learn-
ing and judgment, no one greater, than Mr. James
Upton.

Vita Isai et Dinarchi, a Petro Victo-

rio, Gr. 4to. Lug. 1581.

Epistola ad Gn. Pompeium, et alia

cum Maximi libello de oppositionibus, ab Henr
Steph. Grace. 8vo. Par. Car. Steph. 1554. Avery
rare book.

1 Judicium de Lysia, ex codd. et inge-

N 3



133 D I

nio refectum, cum eruditis Jo. Taylori, et Jer,
Marjclandi notis, Londini, 1739, 4to.

Homeri Poeta; Vita, quamDioNYsio Halicarnas-
seo Thomas Gale tribuit in ejus opusculis, Amstel.
1638, 8vo.

de priscis Scriptoribus, Gr. et Lat. ab

Holwell, Svo. Londini, 1766. 5s. Edith altera,
1778, 8vo.

de antiquis Oratoribus, Gr. et Lat. cura

Edw. Rowe Mores ^ Oxon. 1781. 6 s. This work
consists of two parts. The first contains critical
Observations on the writings of Lysias, Isocrates,
and Isasus. The second, on Demosthenes and Di-
narchus. But in both these articles there are seve-
ral mutilations. The late Mr. Mores had this work
first printed at Oxford in the year 1749 and, while
he was employed in preparing it for the press, wrote
to several learned men in different parts of Europe,
in order to procure any information, which might
be of service to him in completing his Edition. But
he met with no success. As he intended to subjoin
some annotations, he postponed the publication,
though it does not appear that he ever executed his
design ; at least, nothing of that nature was found
among his papers, except some remarks on the mar-
gin of a copy of Hudson's Edition, which was pur-
chased, at the sale of his books, by some person un-
known. The reader will much regret the want of
those excellent observations, which might have been
expected from the very learned and judicious Mr.
Mores.



D I 139f

Dionys. Hal. Originum, sive antiquitatum Roma-
narum, Edit. princeps y Latinc, interprete Luppo Bi-
rago, fol. 51. 5s. " Imprcssum Tarvisii per Ber-
nardinum Celerium de Luere, Anno Christ. Nati
m,cccc,lxxx. Bissext. Martias Joanne Mocenigo
Venetorum duce Inclyto."

Dionysius Halicamassensis was born at Halicar-
nassis, a townofCaria; it was also the birth-place
of Herodotus. He left his own country about 30
years before Christ, and settled at Rome, where he
learned the Latin language, and remained 22 years
consulting the Greek and Latin authors for mate-
rials for his great work, the Antiquities of Rome,
which he composed in 20 books, 1 1 of which only
are extant : they bring down the history of Rome, but
to the 3 1 2th year after its foundation. Henry Ste-
phens observes, " The best Latin historian of Rome
is Titus Livius ; and the best Greek, historian, Dio*
nysius Halicamassensis.'* The style, however, of
the two authors is very different. Livy is allowed
to be lively and majestic, while Dionysius is feeble
and tedious. What they have in common^ is an ex*
cess of credulity. Diet. Hist.

Bibliotheca Capuchinorum, a Fratre Dionysio
Genuensi. Genev. 1 69 1 , fol. Bar.

Diomedus, doctissimi ac diligentissimi Linguae
Latinze perscrutatoris, Opus de Arte Grammatical
Editio vetus et primaria, Nicol. Jenson Gallici,
circa an. 1472, fol.

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