Ashen Sky – The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius

. Pliny

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications

Published: 15th Nov '07

£14.99

Pliny the Younger (C61-112AD) was a Roman official and writer. He has become famous for his two letters to the historian Tacitus, which detail his eye-witness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. This title presents readers with a translation of Pliny’s letters, accompanied by black-and-white engravings by artist Barry Moser.

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Pliny the Younger (C61-112AD) was a Roman official and writer. He has become famous for his two letters to the historian Tacitus, which detail his eye-witness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD which took the life of his uncle, Pliny the Elder.”Ashen Sky” presents readers with a translation of Pliny’s letters, accompanied by stunning black-and-white engravings by acclaimed artist Barry Moser, that magnificently illustrate the various descriptions found in the letters. Also included is a brief description of the eruption of the volcano, concise biographies of Tacitus, and of both Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, as well as a summary of how the texts of the two letters have survived until today.

Additional information

Weight 0.414 kg
Dimensions 9 × 220 × 267 mm
Page Count 40