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By Pliny the Younger, William Melmoth, W.M.L. Hutchinson

Pliny all started his profession on the Roman bar on the age of eighteen. He moved in the course of the ordinary places of work in a senator's profession, held treasury appointments and a priesthood, and was once consul in September and October a hundred. in this get together he brought the speech of because of the Emperor Trajan which he afterwards extended and released because the Panegyricus. After his consulship he lower back to advocacy within the courtroom and Senate, and was once additionally president of the Tiber Conservancy Board. His hopes of retirement have been minimize brief whilst he used to be selected via Trajan to move out to the province of Bithynia and Pontus on a unique fee because the Emperor's direct consultant. he's recognized to were there years, and is presumed to have died there sooner than the top of 113. e-book X of the Letters comprises his correspondence with Trajan in this interval, and contains letters in regards to the early Christians. Pliny's Letters are very important as a social rfile of his instances. They let us know in regards to the guy himself and his broad pursuits, and approximately his many pals, together with Tacitus, Martial and Suetonius. Pliny has a present for description and a flexible prose kind, and greater than any of his contemporaries he offers an unprejudiced photograph of Rome as he knew it.

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