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The Resource Letters, Pliny the Younger ; with an English translation by Betty Radice, (electronic resource)

Letters, Pliny the Younger ; with an English translation by Betty Radice, (electronic resource)

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Letters
Title
Letters
Statement of responsibility
Pliny the Younger ; with an English translation by Betty Radice
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
The letters of Pliny the Younger (c. 61-c. 112 CE), a polished social document of his times, include descriptions of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE and the earliest pagan accounts of Christians. The Panegyricus is an expanded, published version of Pliny's oration of thanks to the Emperor Trajan in 100 CE.
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Cataloging source
MaCbHUP
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Pliny
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maps
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
letters
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Radice, Betty
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
55, 59
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  • Pliny
  • Pliny
  • Trajan
  • Authors, Latin
  • Latin letters
  • Latin letters
  • Lawyers
Summary expansion
The Younger Pliny was born in 61 or 62 CE, the son of Lucius Caecilius of Comum (Como) and the Elder Pliny's sister. He was educated at home and then in Rome under Quintilian. He was at Misenum at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 (described in two famous letters) when the Elder Pliny died. Pliny started his career at the Roman bar at the age of eighteen. He moved through the regular offices in a senator's career, held two treasury appointments and a priesthood, and was consul in September and October 100. On this occasion he delivered the speech of thanks to the Emperor Trajan which he afterwards expanded and published as the Panegyricus. After his consulship he returned to advocacy in the court and Senate, and was also president of the Tiber Conservancy Board. His hopes of retirement were cut short when he was chosen by Trajan to go out to the province of Bithynia and Pontus on a special commission as the Emperor's direct representative. He is known to have been there two years, and is presumed to have died there before the end of 113. Book X of the Letters contains his correspondence with Trajan during this period, and includes letters about the early Christians. Pliny's Letters are important as a social document of his times. They tell us about the man himself and his wide interests, and about his many friends, including Tacitus, Martial and Suetonius. Pliny has a gift for description and a versatile prose style, and more than any of his contemporaries he gives an unprejudiced picture of Rome as he knew it. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Pliny the Younger is in two volumes; the second contains Books VIII-X of his Letters and Panegyricus
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general
Label
Letters, Pliny the Younger ; with an English translation by Betty Radice, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Contents
v. I. Books 1-7 -- v. II. Books 8-10. Panegyricus
Control code
ssib019742132
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674990616
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(v.1) (print)
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maps, line illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib019742132
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Letters, Pliny the Younger ; with an English translation by Betty Radice, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Contents
v. I. Books 1-7 -- v. II. Books 8-10. Panegyricus
Control code
ssib019742132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674990616
Isbn Type
(v.1) (print)
Other physical details
maps, line illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib019742132
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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