The Letters of the Younger Pliny (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Letters of the Younger Pliny Presents the author's personal letters that address a range of topics, from an account of his uncle's death in the eruption that engulfed Pompeii, to observations on the early Christians from descriptions of everyday life in Rome, with its scandals and court cases, to his life in the country.
- Published: 01 April 1976
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780140441277 ISBN 10: 0140441271
- Sales rank: 62,714
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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.