The Letters of the Younger Pliny

Author(s): Pliny the Younger

Classics

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.

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A prominent lawyer and administrator, Pliny (c. AD 61-113) was also a prolific letter-writer. Betty Radice was an honorary fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford and vice-president of the Classical Association. She was a renowned translator of both Latin and Greek.

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  • : 9780140441277
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : January 1974
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Pliny the Younger
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 876.01
  • : 320
  • : Illustrations, maps