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The Letters of the Younger Pliny
by Pliny the Younger and Betty Radice and Betty Radice


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.  Read more...

 
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780140441277
  • ISBN-10: 0140441271
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: April 1976
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.78 x 5.04 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.52 pounds


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