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Letters of Pliny By the Younger Pliny
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius... More > Caecilius Cilo (61 – c. 113), better known as Pliny the Younger (/ˈplɪni/), was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Pliny's uncle, Pliny the Elder, helped raise and educate him. Both Pliny the Elder and Younger were witnesses to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, in which the former died.Pliny wrote hundreds of letters, many of which still survive, that are of great historical value for the time period. Some are addressed to reigning emperors or to notables such as the historian Tacitus. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pliny_the_Younger< Less
Letters [Pliny the Younger] By PLINY THE YOUNGER
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PLINY THE YOUNGER Letters Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, or Pliny the Younger, was born in 62 A.D. at Novum Comum, in the neighbourhood of Lake Como, in the north of Italy. His family was... More > honourable, wealthy, and able, and his uncle, Pliny the Elder, was the encyclopaedic student and author of the famous "Natural History." On his father's death, young Pliny, a boy of nine, was adopted by the elder Pliny, educated in literary studies and as an advocate, and was a notable pleader before his twentieth year. Through a succession of offices he rose to the consulship in the year 100, and afterwards continued to hold important appointments. He was twice married, but left no children. The date of his death is unknown. The "Letters of Pliny the Younger" are valuable as throwing light upon the life of the Roman people; but they are also models of Latin style, and have all the charm of their author's upright, urbane, and tolerant character.< Less
Vesuvius By Pliny, the Younger
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This new edition of the two letters in which Pliny the Younger gives his eye-witness account of the most fabulous natural disaster ever fabled by mankind—the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Italy... More > and the destruction of “whole communities and cities,” including Pompeii features the original Latin facing an exceptionally faithful translation in contemporary English and enhanced by superbly evocative and witty drawings of the events as they are described. The reader of Vesuvius will come away from these pages with a lively sense of what really happened in those harrowing days and hours during the eruption of the famous volcano. The book includes an introduction and endnotes by the translator.< Less
Vesuvius By Pliny, the Younger
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This new edition of the two letters in which Pliny the Younger gives his eye-witness account of the most fabulous natural disaster ever fabled by mankind—the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Italy... More > and the destruction of “whole communities and cities,” including Pompeii features the original Latin facing an exceptionally faithful translation in contemporary English and enhanced by superbly evocative and witty drawings of the events as they are described. The reader of Vesuvius will come away from these pages with a lively sense of what really happened in those harrowing days and hours during the eruption of the famous volcano. The book includes an introduction and endnotes by the translator.< Less
Etext Letters of Pliny the Younger By Jamee Linden
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..single person. How consummate his knowledge, both in the political and civil laws of his country! How thoroughly conversant is he in every branch of history or antiquity? In a word, there is... More > nothing you might wish to know which he could not teach you. As for me, whenever I would acquaint myself with any abstruse point, I go to hint as my store-house. What an engaging sincerity, what dignity in his conversation!< Less
The Letters of Pliny the Younger Vol 1 By Travis Courville
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accidental adjuncts and without significance, but they do wonderfully increase the veneration he inspires. There is no studied negligence in his dress, it is severely plain but not austere; when you... More > meet him you revere him without shrinking away in awe. His life is purity itself, but he is just as genial; his lash is not for men but for their vices; for the erring he has gentle words of correction rather than sharp rebuke. When he gives< Less
A Sixth-Century Fragment of the Letters of Pliny the Younger A Study of Six Leaves of an Uncial Manuscript Preserved in the Pierpont Morgan Library New York By Edward Kennard Rand
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Sleepers in the Dust: Andreas of Antioch By Alan & Joan Holmes
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An historical novel set in 69-122 CE about changes from NT assembly structures which are evident in the early 2nd century letters of Ignatius of Antioch. Andreas tells his story against a background... More > including his conversion and development as a prophet, his experiences in Alexandria and Bithynia-Pontus, Pliny's persecution of Christians, the effects of Ignatius's innovations, and the great earthquake at Antioch.< Less
Sleepers in the Dust: Andreas of Antioch By Alan & Joan Holmes
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An historical novel set in 69-122 CE about changes from NT assembly structures which are evident in the early 2nd century letters of Ignatius of Antioch. Andreas tells his story against a background... More > including his conversion and development as a prophet, his experiences in Alexandria and Bithynia-Pontus, Pliny's persecution of Christians, the effects of Ignatius's innovations, and the great earthquake at Antioch.< Less
In The Dust Zone By Maggie Dubris & Scott Gillis
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In August 2001, New York City writer Maggie Dubris was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. On September 11th, she responded as a 911 paramedic to the World Trade Center attack. This book began as her... More > story of being thrown across the great divide, into a world where the landscape, both inner and outer, is destroyed in an instant. This illustrated book weaves her experiences into visions of a now vanished Afghanistan, an eye-witness account of Pliny’s death in the eruption of Vesuvius, the journal of the writer’s great-grandfather, caught in the throes of ague fever. Drawings layered into the text are threads in a tapestry of dislocation, drawn from an “enemy land” whose people spent years wandering in the Dust Zone. The book moves through a world where no one can ever see clearly no matter how many times they rinse out their eyes. Drawings and text become entangled, time jumbles together, language begins to fray and Pashto words creep in.< Less