The Letters of the Younger Pliny
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The Letters of the Younger Pliny

By (author) Pliny the Younger , Translated by Betty Radice , Introduction by Betty Radice

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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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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 240.4g
  • 01 Apr 1976
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0140441271
  • 9780140441277
  • 56,224

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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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