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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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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