Letters of Pliny

PLINY THE YOUNGER (61 - ca. 112), translated by William MELMOTH (1710 - 1799)

The largest surviving body of Pliny's work is his Epistulae (Letters), a series of personal missives directed to his friends, associates and the Emperor Trajan. These letters are a unique testimony of Roman administrative history and everyday life in the 1st century CE. Especially noteworthy among the letters are two in which he describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August 79, during which his uncle Pliny the Elder died (65 and 66 in this edition), and one in which he asks the Emperor for instructions regarding official policy concerning Christians (Trajan Letter 97). Other letters include a ghost story, a story about a dolphin, descriptions of Pliny's villa, and Pliny's opinions on legacy-hunting, the treatment of slaves and the decline in respect for orators. - Summary by Wikipedia revised by Andrew Coleman

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Andrew Coleman
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Play 01 Letters 1-7 Andrew Coleman
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Play 02 Letters 8-14 Andrew Coleman
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Play 03 Letters 15-21 Andrew Coleman
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Play 04 Letters 22-25 Andrew Coleman
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Play 05 Letters 26-31 Andrew Coleman
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Play 06 Letters 32-39 Andrew Coleman
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Play 07 Letters 40-49 Andrew Coleman
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Play 08 Letters 50-53 Andrew Coleman
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Play 09 Letters 54-64 Andrew Coleman
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Play 10 Letters 65-66 Andrew Coleman
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Play 11 Letters 67-76 Andrew Coleman
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Play 12 Letters 77-83 Andrew Coleman
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Play 13 Letters 84-89 Andrew Coleman
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Play 14 Letters 90-96 Andrew Coleman
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Play 15 Letters 97-105 Andrew Coleman
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Play 16 Letters 106-110 Andrew Coleman
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Play 17 Letters T1-27 Andrew Coleman
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Play 18 Letters T28-51 Andrew Coleman
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Play 19 Letters T52-70 Andrew Coleman
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Play 20 Letters T71-96 Andrew Coleman
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Play 21 Letters T97-98 Andrew Coleman
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Play 22 Letters T99-122 Andrew Coleman
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