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Pliny The Younger - Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Pliny the Younger: ´Epistles´ Book II - 9780521187275 - V9780521187275
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Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Pliny the Younger: ´Epistles´ Book II

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Description for Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Pliny the Younger: ´Epistles´ Book II Paperback. The first modern literary commentary on Pliny the Younger's Epistles II, essential reading for students and scholars of Roman literature. Editor(s): Whitton, Christopher. Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Num Pages: 344 pages, 2 b/w illus. 1 table. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 2ADL; 3D; DB; DSBB; HBLA1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 215 x 138 x 19. Weight in Grams: 442.
Pliny the Younger's nine-book Epistles is a masterpiece of Roman prose. Often mined as a historical and pedagogical sourcebook, this collection of 'private' letters is now finding recognition as a rich and rewarding work in its own right. The second book is a typically varied yet taut suite of miniatures, including among its twenty letters the trial of Marius Priscus and Pliny's famous portrait of his Laurentine villa. This edition, the first to address a complete book of Epistles in over a century, presents a Latin text together with an introduction and commentary intended for students, teachers and scholars. With ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
344
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Series
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Condition
New
Weight
441g
Number of Pages
344
Place of Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780521187275
SKU
V9780521187275
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About Pliny The Younger
Christopher Whitton is a University Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College; he is also currently an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Freie Universitat zu Berlin. Dr Whitton is a specialist in Latin literature, in particular prose of the early Roman empire. This is his first book.

Reviews for Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Pliny the Younger: ´Epistles´ Book II
'... a sophisticated resource for mature academics and a catalyst for invigorating classroom discussion for students.' Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael, Bryn Mawr Classical Review '... sets an extraordinarily high standard ... a tour de force ... an exceptional commentary.' Jacqueline Carlon, Classical Review

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