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2-17. 4 (419-ai). 7 78. 37- 5 (446). g. 78. 20. 1 (424), the birthday of Diadumenianus—14 September 217 ; 25. 2 (431), the Volcanalia—25 August 217. 1 Dio was still in Rome when the Emperor first wrote concerning the rebellion of Elagabal,2 but must have left soon after this, for the rebellion, which began on 16 May 218, was successful by 8 June. 7 At the beginning of his brief account of Severus Alexander's reign Dio explains that, while he has so far recorded events as fully as possible, from now on he can only give a summary ;8 the reason was his absence from Rome, for on leaving Asia he went to Bithynia (that is, presumably, to his home in Nicaea), was ill there for a time and then went to Africa—as proconsul of the senatorial province, perhaps in 223.
6 68. 24. 1-25. 4. ' Fr. 109. 6-21. 44 THE COMPOSITION OF T H E HISTORY tedious, or unworthy of the dignity of history. It is unfortunate that by following this principle he often deliberately leaves out just those facts which we should now wish him to have included.
A later fragment adds a further point—