The Letters of the Younger Pliny
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The Letters of the Younger Pliny

by Pliny the Younger, Betty Radice
     
 

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Providing a series of fascinating views of Imperial Rome, The Letters of the Younger Pliny also offer one of the fullest self-portraits to survive from classical times. Pliny's 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

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Providing a series of fascinating views of Imperial Rome, The Letters of the Younger Pliny also offer one of the fullest self-portraits to survive from classical times. Pliny's 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140441277
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1963
Series:
Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
513,159
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Pliny (c. AD 61-113), a prominent lawyer and administrator, 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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