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Complete Letters

Pliny the Younger
Translated by P. G. Walsh

February 2009

ISBN: 9780199538942

432 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

Pliny's letters provide a fascinating insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. They document politics, social life, religion, the educational system, the treatment of slaves and include a vivid description of the eruption of Vesuvius. This is a lively and sympathetic new translation.

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Pliny's letters provide a fascinating insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. They document politics, social life, religion, the educational system, the treatment of slaves and include a vivid description of the eruption of Vesuvius. This is a lively and sympathetic new translation.

  • A new translation into lively and attractive English by eminent scholar Peter Walsh, based on the Oxford Classical Text and drawing on the latest scholarship.
  • The introduction considers the political background to the letters, Pliny's career, the range of topics covered in the letters, and Pliny the man and his literary style.
  • Invaluable notes identify recipients and gloss allusions to historical events and terms.
  • Indexes to aspects of social life, Pliny's correspondents, and a general index.

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Pliny the Younger

Translated by P. G. Walsh, Emeritus Professor of Humanity (Latin), University of Glasgow