The Letters of Pliny the Younger

With Observations on Each Letter, and an Essay on Pliny's Life ...


Author: Cayo Plinio Cecilio Segundo

Publisher: N.A



Page: 395

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny


Author: The Younger Pliny the Younger

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434465926

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 260

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny has been translated, with an introductory essay, by John B. Firth. The Teubner text, edited by Keil, has been followed for this translation.

Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger

An Introduction


Author: Roy K. Gibson,Ruth Morello

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521842921

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 350

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Situates Pliny's Letters within the letter-writing tradition, offers new readings of favourite letters, and emphasises the importance of understanding letters within the context of original books or informal 'cycles'. For advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars interested in the study of ancient letters and imperial Latin literature.

Complete Letters


Author: Pliny the Younger,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199538948

Category: History

Page: 432

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"In the introduction to his new translation, P.G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters."--Jacket.

Pliny the Younger

A Life in Roman Letters


Author: Rex Winsbury

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472514041

Category: History

Page: 224

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Pliny the Younger who lived c. 100 AD, left a large collection of letters, thanks to which we know him better than almost any other Roman. He is best known as witness to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed Pompeii, and for his dealings with the early Christians when a regional governor. He was not an emperor or general, but a famous lawyer of his time specialising in private finance and later a senior state official specialising in public finance. His life straddled both a 'bad'; emperor (Domitian) and a 'good'; emperor (Trajan), so his life and letters are relevant to perennial political questions like how an honourable man could serve an absolute autocracy such as Rome, and how justice could live alongside power. His letters also give a unique insight into social, literary and domestic life among the wealthy upper classes of the empire. He knew most of the famous writers of his time, and wrote love letters to his wife. But there are serious controversies about how honest and truthful a man he was - did he use his letters to rewrite history (his own history) and cover up questionable aspects of his career? This general biographical account of Pliny is the first of its kind and covers all aspects of his life in a systematic way. This accessible title tackles key issues including his political anxieties and issues, his relationship with women and his literary style in a roughly chronological order. It covers his life as a lawyer, both in private practice and in state prosecutions, his literary circle, his career in state office and his working relationships with two very different emperors, his background, his property and his family life.

The Letters of the Younger Pliny Title


Author: Younger Pliny

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545377963


Page: 88

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