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Complete Letters (Oxford World's Classics) (edition 2006)

by Pliny the Younger, P. G. Walsh (Translator)

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Title:Complete Letters (Oxford World's Classics)
Authors:Pliny the Younger
Other authors:P. G. Walsh (Translator)
Info:Oxford University Press, USA (2006), Paperback, 432 pages
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As an official in the Roman government, Pliny wrote on numerous things. His complaint about Christians is worth reading as is Trajan's response. Shows the routine of government. He had accompanied Pliny the Elder to watch Vesuvius erupt, but had survived. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
The worldview and observations of a wise and very observant Roman magistrate.
  Fledgist | Feb 12, 2013 |
Edition: // Descr: xvi, 552 p. 17 cm. // Series: The Loeb Classical Library Call No. { 876 P71-L vol I. } Series Edited by T.E. Page With an English Translation by William Melmoth Contains Latin and English Versions, Biographical Index, Index Siglorum, and Index of Names and Places Volume I. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: v, 450 p. 17 cm. // Series: The Loeb Classical Library Call No. { 876 P71-L vol II. } Series Edited by T.E. Page With an English Translation by William Melmoth Contains Latin and English Versions, Biographical Index, Index Siglorum, and Index of Names and Places Volume II. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: xii, 415 p. 18.5 cm. // Series: Call No. { 876 P71 7 } The Translation of Melmoth Revised and Corrected with Additional Notes and a Memoir by Rev. F.C.T. Bosanquet Contains Index and General Index. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
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Baar, Marry vanCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hutchinson, W. M. L.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Melmoth, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mynors, R. A. B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peters, TonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Collections of letters written by Pliny the Younger.
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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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"In these letters to his friends and relations, Pliny provides an 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 new translation, P. G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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