The Letters of the Younger Pliny

The Letters of the Younger Pliny


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140441277
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Providing a series of fascinating views of Imperial Rome, The Letters of the Younger Pliny also offer one of the fullest self-portraits to survive from classical times. Pliny’s 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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Table of Contents

Introduction

BOOK ONE
BOOK TWO
BOOK THREE
BOOK FOUR
BOOK FIVE
BOOK SIX
BOOK SEVEN
BOOK EIGHT
BOOK NINE
BOOK TEN

Appendix A: Inscriptions
Appendix B: Plan of Pliny’s House at Laurentum
Appendix C: Table of Events
Appendix D: Key to Technical Terms
Map of Central and Northern Italy
Map of Bithynia and Pontus
Bibliography
Index of Proper Names and Places

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