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.
I've heard his Letters are wonderful -- am looking forward to those.
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.
>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)?
Here is the relevant letter from Pliny the Younger, to the historian Tacitus.
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