Pliny the Younger
|Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus)|
Medieval statue of Pliny the Younger on the façade of Cathedral of S. Maria Maggiore in Como.
|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.
Critics historian identify in Lierna, Lake Como, a mansion of Pliny the Younger ("... one of these two Villa"), specifically in the village district of called "Villa", which bears his name from the discovery of the a orginal house of Ancient Rome which was "Villa Comedia" of Pliny the Younger, that the second Villa Plinian, destroyed today.
References[change | change source]
-  Davide Bertolotti, "Il Raccoglitore ossia archivi di viaggi, di filosofia, d'istoria di poesia...", pgg 2
- Società Storica Comense, "Raccolta Storica", pagina 139, nota 1
- Sigismondo Boldoni, "Lario", pag. 32
Other websites[change | change source]
- Pliny's first Letter to Tacitus Describes how his uncle sailed across the bay to save some people
- Pliny's second letter to Tacitus 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