The Letters of the Younger Pliny

Penguin UK
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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.
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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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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Dec 4, 2003
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780141915944
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
History / Ancient / General
History / Ancient / Rome
Literary Collections / Ancient & Classical
Literary Collections / Letters
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