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Anuli'nus, P. Cornelius one of the generals of Severus, gained a battle over Niger at Issus, A. D. 194. He afterwards commanded one of the divisions of the army which Severus sent against Adiabene, A. D. 197. He was consul in A. D. 199. (D. C. 74.7, 75.3.)
Diony'sius 12. Of BYZANTIUM, appears to have lived before the time of the emperor Severus, that is, before A. D. 197. Works Dionysius is mentioned by Stephanus of Byzantium (s. v. *Xruso/polis and Suidas as the author of an a)na/plous *Bospo/rou. Suidas further calls him an epic poet, and states that he also wrote on the species of poetry called *Drh=noi. Periegesis Some writers have believed that our Dionysius of Byzantium is the same as the one whose Periegesis is still extant, but this opinion is without foundation, and based only on the opinion of Suidas. a)na/plous *Bospo/rou The a)na/plous *Bospo/rou seems to have existed complete down to the 16th century, for P. Gyllius in his work on the Thracian Bosporus gave a considerable portion of it in a Latin translation. G. J. Vossius obtained a copy of a fragment of it, which his son Isaac had taken at Florence, and that fragment, which is now the only part of the Anaplus known to us. Editions The fragment obtained by Vos
age for celebrating with all pomp certain public games. This tract is a solemn denunciation, addressed to all true believers, against taking any part in such exhibitions, which were invented by devils, and were calculated to awaken and cherish feelings and passions altogether inconsistent with the Christian profession. Neander supposes that this and the following piece were called forth by the rejoicings at the termination of the civil war by the death of Niger (A. D. 194) and of Albinus (A. D. 197). Others believe that the preparations referred to were for the Secular Games, which commemorated the completion of the eighth great century of Rome (A. D. 204). This diversity of opinion upon such a point is in itself sufficient to prove that the historical allusions are of a vague and general character. 25. De Idololatria. Composed for the purpose of warning Christians that not those only were guilty of idolatry who actually offered sacrifice to false gods, but all who contributed in