Pliny the Younger
Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus)
|Died||c. 112 AD (aged 51)|
|Occupation||Politician and Author|
|Parent(s)||Lucius Caecilius Cilo and Plinia Marcella|
Gaius or Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius or Caius Plinius Caecilius (61/63 in Como - ca. 113), better known as Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, a remarkable writer, an author, and natural philosopher 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 August 24th, 79 AD.
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- Pliny's first Letter to Tacitus Archived 2008-05-18 at the Wayback Machine Describes how his uncle sailed across the bay to save some people
- Pliny's second letter to Tacitus Archived 2008-05-18 at the Wayback Machine Tells how Pliny himself barely escaped.
- First letter, latin original (Letters, Book 6, Letter 16), in Wikisource
- Second letter, Latin Original (Letters, Book 6, Letter 20), in Wikisource