Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger

An Introduction

Author: Roy K. Gibson,Ruth Morello

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521842921

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 350

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Situates Pliny's Letters within the letter-writing tradition, offers new readings of favourite letters, and emphasises the importance of understanding letters within the context of original books or informal 'cycles'. For advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars interested in the study of ancient letters and imperial Latin literature.

Ashen Sky

The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius

Author: Barry Moser,Benedicte Gilman

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892369003

Category: Art

Page: 39

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Wood block prints accompany translations of the letters of Pliny the Younger, a description of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and brief profiles of the figures involved.

The Letters of Pliny the Younger

Author: Pliny the Pliny the Younger

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781723264269


Page: 132

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The Letters of Pliny the Younger, translated by William Melmoth and revised by F. C. T. Bosanquet. GAIUS PLINIUS CAECILIUS SECUNDUS, usually known as Pliny the Younger, was born at Como in 62 A. D. He was only eight years old when his father Caecilius died, and he was adopted by his uncle, the elder Pliny, author of the Natural History. He was carefully educated, studying rhetoric under Quintilian and other famous teachers, and he became the most eloquent pleader of his time. The letters, on which to-day his fame mainly rests, were largely written with a view to publication, and were arranged by Pliny himself. They thus lack the spontaneity of Cicero's impulsive utterances, but to most modern readers who are not special students of Roman history they are even more interesting. They deal with a great variety of subjects: the description of a Roman villa; the charms of country life; the reluctance of people to attend author's readings and to listen when they were present; a dinner party; legacy-hunting in ancient Rome; the acquisition of a piece of statuary; his love for his young wife; ghost stories; floating islands, a tame dolphin, and other marvels. But by far the best known are those describing the great eruption of Vesuvius in which his uncle perished, a martyr to scientific curiosity, and the letter to Trajan on his attempts to suppress Christianity in Bithynia, with Trajan's reply approving his policy.

Pliny the Younger: 'Epistles'

Author: Pliny the Younger,Pliny (the Younger.)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107006899

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 338

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The first modern literary commentary on Pliny the Younger's Epistles II, essential reading for students and scholars of Roman literature.

The Letters of the Younger Pliny

Author: The Younger Pliny the Younger

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434465926

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 260

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny has been translated, with an introductory essay, by John B. Firth. The Teubner text, edited by Keil, has been followed for this translation.

The Roman Paratext

Frame, Texts, Readers

Author: Laura Jansen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107024366

Category: History

Page: 334

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The first synoptic study of the interplay of frame, texts and readers in classical studies.