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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 added 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. The collection includes his well-known letters about the eruption of Vesuvius ( 6.16 ) and about the official attitude towards early Christians ( 10.96 ). 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
Book 10 1-60 Latin text English translation
Book 10 61-121 English translation



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