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Published: 18 June 2020

320 Pages | 3 BW Line, 12 BW Halftones


ISBN: 9780199948192

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Man of High Empire

The Life of Pliny the Younger

Roy K. Gibson

  • Uses figures from the classical past, present and future to offer fresh perspectives on Pliny, his character, temperament, beliefs and achievements
  • Takes a fresh look at Pliny's encounter with Christians in Pontus-Bithynia: the first detailed meeting between Romans and the new religion recorded outside Judaeo-Christian sources.
  • Proposes that the particularity of ancient individuals can better be captured through a focus on region and locale.