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    DescriptionA 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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    Title
    The Letters of the Younger Pliny
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pliny the Younger, Translated by Betty Radice, Introduction by Betty Radice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140441277
    ISBN 10: 0140441271
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    LC classification: PN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 11
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    DC21: 876.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LCO011000, BIO006000, LCO003000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 2ADL
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 April 1976
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.