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    Description'Gaius Pliny sends greetings to his friend Septicius Clarus...' In these letters to his friends and relations, Pliny provides a fascinating insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. Part autobiography, part social history, they document the career and interests of a senator and leading imperial official whose friends include the historians Tacitus and Suetonius. Pliny's letters cover a wide range of topics, from the contemporary political scene to domestic affairs, the educational system, the rituals and conduct of Roman religion, the treatment of slaves, and the phenomena of nature. He describes in vivid detail the eruption of Vesuvius which killed his uncle, and the daily routines of a well-to-do Roman in the courts, and at leisure, enjoying rural pursuits at his country estates. In the introduction to his lively and sympathetic new translation, P.G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Complete Letters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pliny the Younger, Translated by P. G. Walsh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199538942
    ISBN 10: 0199538948
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 11
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    LC classification: PA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 876.01
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190, LCO011000
    B&T Approval Code: A24200000
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Illustrations note
    one map; one house plan
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Peter Walsh is best known for his work on Livy and has produced editions and critical books on the author. For OWC he has translated Apuleius, The Golden Ass, Petronius, Satyricon, and Cicero, Nature of the Gods and On Obligations.