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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A prominent lawyer and administrator, Pliny (c. AD 61-113) was also a prolific letter-writer.
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 1964
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 19.7