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Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger : an introduction

Author: Roy K Gibson; Ruth Morello
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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This is the first general introduction to Pliny's Letters published in any language, combining close readings with broader context.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Records and correspondence
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Gibson, Roy.
Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger : An Introduction.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Named Person: Pliny, the Younger; Pliny, the Younger; Pliny, the Younger.; Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy K Gibson; Ruth Morello
ISBN: 9781139338288 1139338285 9781139336543 1139336541 1139024744 9781139024747 9781139339865 1139339869
OCLC Number: 792684352
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 350 pages) : map
Contents: Reading a life: Letters, Book 1 --
Reading a book: Letters, Book 6 --
Epistolary models: Cicero and Seneca --
Pliny's elders and betters: the Elder Pliny, Vestricius Spurinna, Corellius Rufus, Verginius Rufus (and Silius Italicus) --
Pliny's peers: reading for the addressee --
Otium: how to manage leisure --
Reading the villa letters: 9.7, 2.17, 5.6 --
The grand design: how to read the collection --
Appendix 1. A Pliny timeline, and the great Comum inscription --
Appendix 2. Letters 1-9: catalogue of contents and addressees --
Appendix 3. Popular topics in the Letters: bibliographical help --
Appendix 4. Index of main characters in the Letters.
Responsibility: Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello.
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