Pliny the Younger

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Pliny the Younger (61-112 CE) was the nephew of Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE), the author of the 37-volume Natural History. He had a remarkable political career and gained a reputation as an excellent lawyer and orator, but he is most famous for his writings.

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  • 61 CE - 112 CE
    Life of Pliny the Younger.
  • Aug 79 CE - Oct 79 CE
    Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in southern Italy burying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash.
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