A Pliny

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A Pliny

1tungsten_peerts
maig 6, 2015, 8:11am

For no discernible (by me) reason, I have hopped from Plutarch to Pliny. Now tumbling through the extended table of contents that is volume 1 of the Natural History.

2tungsten_peerts
maig 6, 2015, 8:11am

And by "A Pliny" I mean the Elder one, of course. ;^)

3scaifea
maig 6, 2015, 8:23am

Oooh, nice! I like the younger one better, though.

4tungsten_peerts
maig 6, 2015, 7:57pm

I've heard his Letters are wonderful -- am looking forward to those.

5scaifea
maig 7, 2015, 8:12am

They *are* wonderful!

6tungsten_peerts
juny 4, 2015, 5:08pm

The Elder Pliny is kind of a slog. Just sayin'.

7scaifea
juny 5, 2015, 7:00am

Yeah, you're not wrong.

8Eramirez156
juny 14, 4:50pm

I recently read Pliny's the younger letters in the folio society edition, and liked them very much, especially letters that describes the death of his uncle Pliny Elder.

9tungsten_peerts
juny 16, 8:10am

>8 Eramirez156: ... am I recalling correctly that there's a description of the Elder Pliny setting off in a boat to observe the eruption of Vesuvius (and not coming back)?

10Eramirez156
juny 16, 5:05pm

Here is the relevant letter from Pliny the Younger, to the historian Tacitus.

http://www.macroevolution.net/death-of-pliny.html

11tungsten_peerts
jul. 6, 10:25am

>10 Eramirez156: Thank you. What an amazing document.

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