Ashen Sky

Ashen Sky

The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius

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Barry Moser's extraordinarily detailed and evocative relief engravings decorate this translation of Pliny the Younger's two famous letters to Tacitus about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and the death of his uncle, Pliny the Elder. Printed in black and white, the engravings are works of art that illustrate various descriptions in the letters. The text includes a brief description of the eruption of the volcano, concise biographies of Tacitus and of both Plinys, and a summary of how the texts of the two letters have survived until today.
Publisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2007]
ISBN: 9780892369003
Branch Call Number: 769.92 MOSER B
Characteristics: 39 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gilman, Benedicte


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