HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Complete Letters (Oxford World's…
Loading...

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

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

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
675None14,151 (3.88)6
Member:jpblib
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
Collections:Your library, Roman History Plan
Rating:
Tags:history, classics, rome, tbr, romelist

Work details

The Letters by Pliny the Younger

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 6 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 9 (next | show all)
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 |
This was once the property of the Sea War Library Service and was sent to the owner, probably in 1908, `with the good wishes of friends ashore. When you have read it, please pass it on to another ship'. Pliny will have bolstered the spirits of the recipient. The endpapers also carry the stamp of S.S.Penestin.
  jon1lambert | Apr 29, 2011 |
Showing 1-5 of 9 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (74 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Pliny the Youngerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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
Radice, BettyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (4)

Book description
Collections of letters written by Pliny the Younger.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140441271, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:14 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

"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)

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
11 wanted3 free
16 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.88)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 14
3.5 5
4 21
4.5 4
5 11

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,474,796 books! | Top bar: Always visible