Euripides' Ion is a highly complex and elusive play and thus poses considerable difficulties to any interpreter. On the basis of a new recension of the text, this commentary offers explanations of the language, literary technique, and realia of the play and discusses the main issues of interpretation. In this way the reader is provided with the material required for an appreciation of this entertaining as well as provocative dramatic composition. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783110523416 20180403
Previously Cassius Dio℗þs Romaika (c. AD 160 - c. AD 230) has generally served as a quarry for the reconstruction of lost sources and the historical narrative. On the other hand, the view of the Roman Republic held by this member of the imperial elite has hardly been considered. This work combines two separate strands of research, in that it examines the criteria according to which he employed his sources: he adhered to an ideal of a harmonious society which was particularly influenced by the Stoic Poseidonios (c. 135 - c. 51 BC), according to which everybody served for the good of all.