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Titre The shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny / Daisy Dunn.
Auteur Dunn, Daisy, author
Éditeur New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2019]
©2019
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Genre anglais Biographies
Sujet anglais Pliny, the Younger
Pliny, the Elder
Authors, Latin -- Biography
Lawyers -- Rome -- Biography
Naturalists -- Rome -- Biography
Genre français Biographies
Sujet français Pline, le Jeune
Pline, l'Ancien
Écrivains latins -- Biographies
Avocats -- Rome -- Biographies
Naturalistes -- Rome -- Biographies
Description xiv, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Édition First American edition.
Note "First published in Great Britain under the title In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny" -- Verso title page.
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-304) and index.
Dépouillement Part one: Aut-Prologue. Darker than Night -- Roots and Trees; Part two: Winter. Illusions of Immortality -- To Be Alive is to Be Awake -- Solitary as an Oyster -- The Gift of Poison; Part three: Spring. Pliniana -- The Shadow of Verona -- Portrait of a Man -- The Death of Principle; Part four: Summer. The Imitation of Nature -- A Difficult, Arduous, Fastidious Thing -- Head, Heart, Womb -- After the Solstice -- Part five: -umn. Life in Concrete -- Depraved Belief; Epilogue: Resurrection; Timeline.
Résumé "When Pliny the Elder perished at Stabiae during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, he left behind an enormous compendium of knowledge, his thirty-seven-volume Natural History, and a teenaged nephew who revered him as a father. Grieving his loss, Pliny the Younger inherited the Elder's notebooks-filled with pearls of wisdom-and his legacy. At its heart, The Shadow of Vesuvius is a literary biography of the younger man, who would grow up to become a lawyer, senator, poet, collector of villas, and chronicler of the Roman Empire from the dire days of terror under Emperor Domitian to the gentler times of Emperor Trajan. A biography that will appeal to lovers of Mary Beard books, it is also a moving narrative about the profound influence of a father figure on his adopted son. Interweaving the younger Pliny's Letters with extracts from the Elder's Natural History, Daisy Dunn paints a vivid, compellingly readable portrait of two of antiquity's greatest minds"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781631496394 hardcover
Autre titre In the shadow of Vesuvius
   
   
 
Bibliothèque Note Cote Statut
 BENNY - Adultes - Documentaires    928.71 PLI  RETOUR 21-12-14
 
 
 
   
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