Pliny the Younger


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Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo (61 AD – ca. 112 AD), better known as Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Pliny's uncle, Pliny the Elder, helped raise and educate him and they were both witnesses to the eruption of Vesuvius on 24 August 79 AD.

"You would have heard the wails of women, the shrieks of infants, shouts of men; some were seeking parents with their voices, others children, others spouses, and by their voices they were recognizing them; some were pitying their own misfortune, others the misfortune of their families; there were those who - due to the fear of death - were praying for death; many raised their hands toward the gods, more were concluding
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Ashen Sky: The Letters of P...

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Letters, Volume I: Books 1-7

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Fifty Letters of Pliny

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Letter to Sura

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De Vesuvius in vlammen

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An Ancient Ghost Story

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“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.”
Pliny the Younger, The Letters of the Younger Pliny

“[Pliny the Elder] used to say that “no book was so bad but some good might be got out of it.”
Pliny the Younger

“So we must work at our profession and not make anybody else's idleness an excuse for our own. There is no lack of readers and listeners; it is for us to produce something worth being written and heard.”
Pliny the Younger, The Letters of the Younger Pliny



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