Pliny the Younger

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Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus)
Medieval statue of Pliny the Younger on the façade of Cathedral of S. Maria Maggiore in Como.
Born61 AD
Diedc. 112 AD (aged 51)
Occupation(s)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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