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What is the relationship between Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger?

Last Updated: 8th May, 2020

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It was at this time that Pliny became closer to his uncle Pliny the Elder. When Pliny the Younger was 17 or 18, his uncle Pliny the Elder died attempting to rescue victims of the Vesuvius eruption, and the terms of the Elder Pliny's will passed his estate to his nephew.

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In respect to this, why is Pliny the Younger important?

Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, best known as Pliny the Younger, was a successful Roman lawyer prosecuting corruption, government official (including in the treasury), and author of famous letters that paint an important picture of the Roman world around his lifetime.

Subsequently, question is, how does Pliny the Elder get to Stabiae? Pliny the Younger refers to Tacitus's reliance upon his uncle's book, the History of the German Wars. Pliny the Elder died in AD 79 in Stabiae while attempting the rescue of a friend and his family by ship from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which had already destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Also question is, what Pliny the Elder said about Vesuvius?

Pompeii Hero Pliny the Elder May Have Been Found 2,000 Years Later. Pliny the Elder sailed into danger when Vesuvius erupted, and never returned, but a body found a century ago 'covered in jewelry like a cabaret ballerina' may really have been his.

What was Pliny the Youngers occupation?

Lawyer Author Politician Magistrate

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What does Pliny mean?

n Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79) Synonyms: Gaius Plinius Secundus, Pliny the Elder Example of: author, writer. writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

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Did Pliny the Younger survive?

When Pliny was seventeen years old, his uncle died (25 August 79). His last office was that of admiral of one of Rome's navies, which was stationed at Misenum near Naples. When the Vesuvius erupted, the elder Pliny wanted to rescue people and do some scientific research, but he did not survive.

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How do you pronounce Pliny?

The consensus seems to be that the people are pronounced and the correct Latin pronunciation is PLIN-ee (rhymes with tinny) and the beer is pronounced PLY-nee (rhymes with tiny).

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When did Pliny the Elder die?

August 25, 79 AD

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What does Pliny say about Jesus?

Pliny the Younger on Christ. Pliny's Letter to Trajan: It is my practice, my lord, to refer to you all matters concerning which I am in doubt. For who can better give guidance to my hesitation or inform my ignorance?

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Why did Pliny execute Christians?

Ferguson states that Pliny viewed the obstinacy (contumacia) of Christians, as as much of a threat to Roman rule and order as the divergence of their beliefs from the Romans; and considered Christian gatherings as a potential starting point for sedition.

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Who makes Pliny the Elder?

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Who did Pliny write a letter to?

Pliny served as an imperial magistrate under Trajan (reigned 98–117), and his letters to Trajan provide one of the few surviving records of the relationship between the imperial office and provincial governors.

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Did anyone survive in Pompeii?

Mount Vesuvius Didn't Kill Everyone in Pompeii. Where Did the Survivors Go? But not everyone died. That's because between 15,000 and 20,000 people lived in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the majority of them survived Vesuvius' catastrophic eruption.

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Did Pompeii erupt at night?

Around 1:00 p.m., Mount Vesuvius violently erupted, spewing up a high-altitude column from which ash and pumice began to fall, blanketing the area. Rescues and escapes occurred during this time. At some time in the night or early the next day, pyroclastic flows in the close vicinity of the volcano began.

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Is the story of Pompeii true?

"Obviously, it's a movie, not a documentary," said the movie's director Paul Anderson, "but the story of Pompeii is so remarkable you don't need to embellish it." The eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried Pompeii, Herculaneum and other surrounding cities in 13 to 20 feet (4 to 6 meters) of volcanic ash.

Pilare Zuehlke

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Why did no one survive Pompeii?

No escape was possible for the people there. The ash reached every corner in the house and suffocated its inhabitants," Scarpati said. Ash layers revealed that not all Pompeii residents were killed by the devastating wave of gas and rock.

Reyita Fresz

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Who discovered Pompeii?

The buried city was rediscovered in the 16th Century, but it was only in 1748 that the exploration phase began, under the King of Naples Charles III of Bourbon.

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What time of day did Vesuvius erupt?

At noon on August 24, 79 A.D., this pleasure and prosperity came to an end when the peak of Mount Vesuvius exploded, propelling a 10-mile mushroom cloud of ash and pumice into the stratosphere.

Xiaojuan Gaite

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How long did it take to destroy Pompeii?

Historians have long believed that Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 AD, destroying the nearby Roman city of Pompeii. But now, an inscription has been uncovered dated to mid-October - almost two months later.

Zuleja Arona

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How far is misenum from Pompeii?

Far away in Misenum, approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) from Pompeii, Pliny the Younger, the 18-year-old nephew of Pliny the Elder, and his mother joined other refugees escaping the earthquakes rocking their city.

Antonieta Freijeiro

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Is Pompeii dangerous?

By the turn of the first century A.D., the town of Pompeii, located about five miles from the mountain, was a flourishing resort for Rome's most distinguished citizens. Mount Vesuvius has not erupted since 1944, but it is still one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

Lavelle Santacoloma

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When did they dig up Pompeii?

History of excavations. The ruins at Pompeii were first discovered late in the 16th century by the architect Domenico Fontana. Herculaneum was discovered in 1709, and systematic excavation began there in 1738.

Fatimetu Uytr

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How did people die in Pompeii?

Until now it's been widely assumed that most of the victims were asphyxiated by volcanic ash and gas. But a recent study says most died instantly of extreme heat, with many casualties shocked into a sort of instant rigor mortis. (Related: "Huge Vesuvius Eruption Buried Town 2,000 Years Before Pompeii.")