Offering a sequence of attention-grabbing perspectives of Imperial Rome, The Letters of the more youthful Pliny additionally supply one of many fullest self-portraits to outlive from classical instances. Pliny's energetic and extremely own letters tackle an incredible diversity of themes, from a deeply relocating account of his uncle's demise within the eruption that engulfed Pompeii, to observations at the early Christians—"a determined type of cult carried to extravagant lengths"—from descriptions of way of life in Rome, with its scandals and complaints, to Pliny's lifestyles within the country.
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