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Letters of Pliny

Pliny the Younger

The largest surviving body of Pliny's work is his Epistulae (Letters), a series of personal missives directed to his friends, associates and the Emperor Trajan. These letters are a unique testimony of Roman administrative history and everyday life in the 1st century CE. Especially noteworthy among the letters are two in which he describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August 79, during which his uncle Pliny the Elder died (65 and 66 in this edition), and one in which he asks the Emperor for instructions regarding official policy concerning Christians (Trajan Letter 97). Other letters include a ghost story, a story about a dolphin, descriptions of Pliny's villa, and Pliny's opinions on legacy-hunting, the treatment of slaves and the decline in respect for orators. - Summary by Wikipedia revised by Andrew Coleman

The largest surviving body of Pliny's work is his Epistulae (Letters), a series of personal missives directed to his friends, associates and the Emperor Trajan. These letters are a unique testimony of Roman administrative history and everyday life in the 1st century CE. Especially noteworthy among the letters are two in which he describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August 79, during which his uncle Pliny the Elder died (65 and 66 in this edition), and one in which he asks the Emperor for instructions regarding official policy concerning Christians (Trajan Letter 97). Other letters include a ghost story, a story about a dolphin, descriptions of Pliny's villa, and Pliny's opinions on legacy-hunting, the treatment of slaves and the decline in respect for orators. - Summary by Wikipedia revised by Andrew Coleman
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The largest surviving body of Pliny's work is his Epistulae (Letters), a series of personal missives directed to his friends, associates and the Emperor Trajan. These letters are a unique testimony of Roman administrative history and everyday life in the 1st century CE. Especially noteworthy among the letters are two in which he describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August 79, during which his uncle Pliny the Elder died (65 and 66 in this edition), and one in which he asks the Emperor for instructions regarding official policy concerning Christians (Trajan Letter 97). Other letters include a ghost story, a story about a dolphin, descriptions of Pliny's villa, and Pliny's opinions on legacy-hunting, the treatment of slaves and the decline in respect for orators. - Summary by Wikipedia revised by Andrew Coleman

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrew Coleman

Length:

10h 37m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:33