The Letters of the Younger Pliny

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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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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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CONTENTS:

The Translations
THE TWELVE CAESARS
THE TWELVE CAESARS (Dual Latin and English Text)
LIVES OF FAMOUS MEN
AUGUSTAN HISTORY

The Latin Texts
DE VITIS CAESARUM
DE VIRIS ILLUSTRIBUS
HISTORIA AUGUSTA

The Biography
THE LIFE AND WORKS OF SUETONIUS by J. C. Rolfe

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