Cassius Apronianus

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Cassius Apronianus was a Roman senator who lived in the 2nd century. He married the daughter of Greek historian, orator, and philosopher Dio Chrysostom. Their son was Roman historian, consul and senator Cassius Dio.[1]

Apronianus was originally from Bithynia (modern North-Western Turkey), and a member of the gens Cassia. He was governor of Lycia et Pamphylia around 179/180,[2] then of Cilicia (modern Southern-Eastern Turkey) c. 180 - c. 183,[3] where he was joined by his son Dio.[4] Apronianus became suffect consul most likely around 185,[2] after which he served as governor of Dalmatia (modern Dalmatia, Croatia).[1]


  1. ^ a b Smith, William (ed.). A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volume 1. p. 251. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Géza Alföldy, Konsulat und Senatorenstand unter der Antoninen (Bonn: Rudolf Habelt Verlag, 1977), p. 265
  3. ^ Alföldy, Konsulat und Senatorenstand, p. 254
  4. ^ Dio, 44.36; 49.1; 72.7