Dion Chrysostom

(c. 40 - c. 120)

Banished for political reasons from both Bithynia and Italy by Domitian in 82, Dion Chrysostom wandered around the Black Sea region for fourteen years. Upon the emperor's death, he returned to Rome, where he became a successful rhetorician. 

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These useless men ought to be cut up and served at a banquet. I really believe that athletes have less intelligence than swine.

—Dion Chrysostom, c. 95

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