Pliny the Younger

Pliny the Younger
n. (62-113 A.D.) nephew of Gaius Plinius Secundus, Roman writer and orator who was also a statesman

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  • Pliny the Younger — Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo (61/63 ca. 113), better known as Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, author, and natural philosopher of Ancient Rome. Pliny s uncle, Pliny the Elder, helped raise and… …   Wikipedia

  • Pliny the Younger — Pliny the Young|er (?61 113 AD) an ancient Roman politician and writer whose letters provide a detailed picture of Roman life at that time. He was the ↑nephew of Pliny the Elder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pliny the Younger — Latin Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus born AD 61/62, Comum died с 113, Bithynia, Asia Minor Roman author and administrator. The nephew of Pliny the Elder, he practiced law and held official posts, including consul and head of the military and… …   Universalium

  • Pliny the Younger — noun Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62 113) • Syn: ↑Pliny, ↑Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • PLINY, THE YOUNGER —    nephew of the preceding, the friend of Trajan; filled various offices in the State; his fame rests on his Letters, of special interest to us for the account they give of the treatment of the early Christians and their manner of worship, as… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pliny the Elder — Gaius or Caius Plinius Secundus, (AD 23 – August 25, AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient author, naturalist or natural philosopher and naval and military commander of some importance who wrote Naturalis Historia . He is known… …   Wikipedia

  • Pliny the Elder — Latin Gaius Plinius Secundus born AD 23, Novum Comum, Transpadane Gaul died Aug. 24, 79, Stabiae, near Mt. Vesuvius Roman scholar. Descended from a prosperous family, Pliny pursued a military career, held official positions (including procurator… …   Universalium

  • Pliny the Elder — Plin|y the El|der (23 79 AD) an ancient Roman writer who wrote Natural History, a very long book about plants, animals, minerals etc. He was killed when Mount ↑Vesuvius ↑erupted, and he was the ↑uncle of Pliny the Younger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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