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Letters From Calpurnia, Pliny"s Wife A.D. 111-113

by Judith Harrington

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Published by Xlibris Corporation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical fiction,
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction / Historical,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Historical

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11721701M
    ISBN 101413481981
    ISBN 109781413481983
    OCLC/WorldCa247843100

    The Younger Pliny was born in 61 or 62 CE, the son of Lucius Caecilius of Comum (Como) and the Elder Pliny's was educated at home and then in Rome under Quintilian. He was at Misenum at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 (described in two famous letters) when the Elder Pliny died. The private letters are carefully written, occasional letters on diverse topics. Each holds an item of recent social, literary, political, or domestic news, or sometimes an account of an earlier but contemporary historical event, or else initiates moral discussion of a problem. Each has a single subject and is written in a style that mixes, in Pliny’s terminology, the historical, the.

    PLINY, THE MAN AND HIS LETTERS By A. N. SHERWIN-WHITE PLINY lived in the heyday of the Roman empire, being born in A.D. 62 in the middle of the reign of Nero, at Comum by Lake Como in north Italy, and he lived until about A.D. His family were not of the old Roman nobility but belonged to the second grade of the Roman. Pliny the Younger was born in Novum Comum (Como, Northern Italy) around 61 AD, the son of Lucius Caecilius Cilo, born there, and his wife Plinia Marcella, a sister of Pliny the Elder. He was the grandson of Senator and landowner Gaius Caecilius, revered his uncle, Pliny the Elder (who at this time was extremely famous around the Roman Empire), and provided sketches of how his uncle worked on.

    YOUR request that I would send you an account of my uncle’s death, in order to transmit a more exact relation of it to posterity, deserves my acknowledgments; for, if this accident shall be celebrated by your pen, the glory of it, I am well assured, will be rendered for ever illustrious. And notwithstanding he perished by a misfortune, which, as it involved at the same time a most beautiful. “Epistulae X” (“Letters 10”, also known as the “Correspondence with Trajan”) is a book of letters by the Roman lawyer and author Pliny the Younger to the Emperor Trajan between and CE. Letter 96 is the most famous of the collection, and it contains the earliest external account of Christian worship, and details what was to become the standard Roman policy toward Christians.


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Letters From Calpurnia, Pliny"s Wife A.D. 111-113 by Judith Harrington Download PDF EPUB FB2

What an unusual, fascinating book. Letters from Calpurnia, Pliny's Wife A.D. brings to life not only a particular period in the years following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ but also a particular woman whose life is impacted by his followers.5/5(1).

Apparently, Calpurnia wrote most of the letters* I include here to her husband Pliny the Younger, from Ephesus between A.D. while he was Emperor Trajan's legatus in Bithynia, a Roman province in what is now northwestern Turkey. It was from there that Pliny wrote his famous letter to Trajan about the behavior and fate of local : Judith Harrington.

What an unusual, fascinating book. Letters from Calpurnia, Pliny's Wife A.D. brings to life not only a particular period in the years following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ but also a particular woman whose life is impacted by his followers.5/5. Buy Letters From Calpurnia, Pliny's Wife A.D.

A Novel in Eight Books by Harrington, Judith from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic : Judith Harrington. The author’s historical novel–as she calls it–is actually less a novel than a series of cleverly fabricated messages from a wife to her husband.

The true seed from which the narrative grows is a handful of real letters by Pliny the Younger, a second-century Roman statesman and writer, to his third wife : Judith Harrington. Letters From Calpurnia, Pliny's Wife A.D.

During a Fulbright year () in Turkey, I discovered these letters while working in the library of the Christian shrine, Meryamana Evi, located in the mountains above the ruins of Ephesus. Pliny the Younger was born in Comum (present-day Como), beside the beautiful lakes of northern Italy, in A.D.

61 or 62 and educated in Rome. In A.D. 79 his uncle, the writer Pliny the Elder, was killed in the eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed the city of Pompeii. He left a. Roman senator and writer, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus otherwise known as Pliny the Younger, who was seventeen years old at the time of the eruption, had witnessed the Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD from the home of his uncle in Misenum and managed to write a very accurate account some 25 years ally intended as letters for historian Tacitus, to describe and perhaps glorify the.

The Letters of Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus The Tr. of Melmoth, Revised and Corrected with Notes and a Mem. by F.C.T. Bosanquet. A Selection from Plinys Letters With Notes, Maps, and Plan - A. The letters of Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus) are presented here in the English translation by (); a few words and phrases have been modified.

The comments at the bottom of the letters have been added from various sources. The Latin text is the edition by (), in the Bibliotheca Augustana.

Pliny was born in Comum in 61 or 62 A.D., and. Pliny the Younger was governor of Pontus/Bithynia from AD.

We have a whole set of exchanges of his letters with the emperor Trajan on a variety of administrative political matters. These two letters are the most famous, in which P. encounters Christianity for the first time. Pliny, Letters Pliny to the Emperor Trajan.

(A.D. 61/c. ) Roman lawyer and writer known as Pliny the Younger, left a collection of letters that gives the most complete picture available of public and private life in Rome at the end of the 1st century. He was born in northern Italy at Novum Comum (now Como) and adopted as heir by his uncle, the scientist and historian Pliny the Elder.

- B Letters Translated by () - a few words and phrases have been modified. The numbering of the letters in this book has been changed slightly to bring it into line with the most recent editions.

See key to translations for an explanation of the format. Click on the L symbols to go the Latin text of each letter. Inspired by these discoveries, Ms. Harrington's historical novel, Letters from Calpurnia, Pliny's Wife - A.D.is an unusual hybrid, complete with.

Book 7, Letter 27 Pliny tells two stroies about ghosts who prophesied the future, and one about a house that was haunted by the ghost of a murder victim who had been buried in the house. WOMEN Book 4, Letter 19 Pliny is flattered that Calpurnia, his young wife, follows his literary career with enthusiasm.

Book 7, Letter 2 Found in letters from Calpurnia, Book 1. desire for immortality than his wife Calpurnia. The glory or disgrace that women reflected was Letters from Calpurnia, Pliny's W ife A.d.

1 1 BOOK FOUR. LETTER TO CALPURNIA HISPULLA. As you are an exemplary instance of tender regard to your family in general, and to your late excellent brother in particular, whose warm attachment you returned with an equal fondness: and have not only shewn the affection of an aunt, but supplied that of a lost father, to his daughter; you will hear, I am persuaded, with infinite pleasure, that.

To Calpurnia (his wife)-Fear and concern for his wife’s welfare, as she moved away for a while on account of ill health. To Ursus-Disgust at the sensationalism and abusive language between two senators that characterized a recent session.

To Fundanus-Request for assistance in helping a friend achieve a political office. vii. In the letters included in his ten published books of epistles, Pliny mentions over 30 women by name, addresses letters to seven, and refers to well over 40 anonymous women. Many of the references are brief comments in letters whose topics are the activities of Pliny's male acquaintances.

Nonetheless his letters inform us about the roles of. GAIUS PLINIUS CAECILIUS SECUNDUS, usually known as Pliny the Younger, was born at Como in 62 A. He was only eight years old when his father Caecilius died, and he was adopted by his uncle, the elder Pliny, author of the Natural History.

The letters of Pliny in Book 10 were isolated from Trajan’s and other correspondence. Pliny’s letter 96 (called the PT — the Plinian Testimonium) was separated from the others. The text of the remainder of Pliny’s letters was divided up into fifteen sections about the same length as the PT.

That is, about characters each.AS you are a model of all virtue, and loved your late excellent brother, who had such a fondness for you, with an affection equal to his own; regarding too his daughter 1 as your child, not only shewing her an aunt’s tenderness, but supplying the place of the parent she had lost; I know it will give you the greatest pleasure and joy to hear that she proves worthy of her father, her.Letters from Calpurnia, Plinys Wife A.D.

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