The Letters Of The Younger Pliny

Paperback | November 25, 2003

byThe Younger Pliny The YoungerTranslated byBetty RadiceIntroduction byBetty 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 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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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...

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‘Of course these details are not important enough for history … you have only yourself to blame for asking for them’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 circ...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.79 × 5.04 × 0.75 inPublished:November 25, 2003Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140441271

ISBN - 13:9780140441277

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Introduction

BOOK ONE
BOOK TWO
BOOK THREE
BOOK FOUR
BOOK FIVE
BOOK SIX
BOOK SEVEN
BOOK EIGHT
BOOK NINE
BOOK TEN

Appendix A: Inscriptions
Appendix B: Plan of Pliny’s House at Laurentum
Appendix C: Table of Events
Appendix D: Key to Technical Terms
Map of Central and Northern Italy
Map of Bithynia and Pontus
Bibliography
Index of Proper Names and Places