The Letters of the Younger Pliny

Author: The Younger Pliny

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915943

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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A prominent lawyer and administrator, Pliny (c. AD 61-113) was also a prolific letter-writer, who numbered among his correspondents such eminent figures as Tacitus, Suetonius and the Emperor Trajan, as well as a wide circle of friends and family. His lively and very personal letters address an astonishing range of topics, from a deeply moving account of his uncle's death in the eruption that engulfed Pompeii, to observations on the early Christians - 'a desperate sort of cult carried to extravagant lengths' - from descriptions of everyday life in Rome, with its scandals and court cases, to Pliny's life in the country.

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.

The Letters of Pliny the Younger

With Observations on Each Letter ; and an Essay on Pliny's Life, Addressed to Charles Lord Boyle

Author: Pliny (the Younger.),John Boyle Earl of Orrery

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, Latin

Page: 509

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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 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 Letters of Pliny the Younger

Author: Pliny the Pliny the Younger

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781723264269


Page: 132

View: 1904


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.

The Letters of Pliny the Consul

With Occasional Remarks

Author: Pliny,the Younger Pliny

Publisher: Narahari Press

ISBN: 1408683210

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 372

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Letters of Pliny the Younger

Selected and Edited Together with a Companion to Pliny's Letters

Author: Helen H. Tanzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494081683


Page: 316

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This is a new release of the original 1936 edition.

Selections from the Letters of the Younger Pliny

Author: Samuel Ball Platner

Publisher: Hansebooks

ISBN: 9783337031213


Page: 108

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Selections from the Letters of the Younger Pliny is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1894. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.