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Pliny the Younger : Letters



The letters of Pliny the Younger ( Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus ) are presented here in the English translation by J.B.Firth (1900); a few words and phrases have been modified. The comments at the bottom of the letters have been collected from various sources.   The Latin text is the edition by R.A.B.Mynors (1963), in the Bibliotheca Augustana.

Pliny was born in Comum in 61 or 62 A.D., and died in 113 AD., while acting as Roman governor of Bithynia & Pontus. His letters are arranged in ten books, of which the tenth consists entirely of letters to and from the emperor Trajan. Some more information about his career is provided by an inscription at Comum.

Book 1 Latin text English translation
Book 2 Latin text English translation
Book 3 Latin text English translation
Book 4 Latin text English translation
Book 5 Latin text English translation
Book 6 Latin text English translation
Book 7 Latin text English translation
Book 8 Latin text English translation
Book 9 Latin text English translation
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