The Resource Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger : an introduction, Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello

Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger : an introduction, Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello

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Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger : an introduction
Title
Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first general introduction to Pliny's Letters published in any language, combining close readings with broader context and adopting a fresh and innovative approach to reading the letters as an artistically structured collection. Chapter 1 traces Pliny's autobiographical narrative throughout the Letters; Chapter 2 undertakes detailed study of Book 6 as an artistic entity; while Chapter 3 sets Pliny's letters within a Roman epistolographical tradition dominated by Cicero and Seneca. Chapters 4 to 7 study thematic letter cycles within the collection, including those on Pliny's famous country villas and his relationships with Pliny the Elder and Tacitus. The final chapter focuses on the 'grand design' which unifies and structures the collection. Four detailed appendices give invaluable historical and scholarly context, including a helpful timeline for Pliny's life and career, detailed bibliographical help on over 30 popular topics in Pliny's letters and a summary of the main characters mentioned in the Letters"--
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Gibson, Roy K
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6640
LC item number
.G53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Morello, Ruth
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  • Pliny
  • Pliny
  • Plinius Caecilius Secundus, Gaius
  • Pliny
  • Letter writing, Latin
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Letter writing, Latin
Label
Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger : an introduction, Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Reading a life: Letters, Book 1; 2. Reading a book: Letters, Book 6; 3. Epistolary models: Cicero and Seneca; 4. Pliny's elders and betters: the Elder Pliny, Vestricius Spurinna, Corellius Rufus, Verginius Rufus (and Silius Italicus); 5. Pliny's peers: reading for the addressee; 6. Otium: how to manage leisure; 7. Reading the villa letters: 9.7, 2.17, 5.6; 8. The grand design: how to read the collection; Appendix 1. A Pliny timeline, and the great Comum inscription; Appendix 2. Letters 1-9: catalogue of contents and addressees; Appendix 3. Popular topics in the Letters: bibliographical help; Appendix 4. Index of main characters in the Letters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780521842921
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011042605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020875616
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  • (OCoLC)754716780
  • (OCoLC)ocn754716780
Label
Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger : an introduction, Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Reading a life: Letters, Book 1; 2. Reading a book: Letters, Book 6; 3. Epistolary models: Cicero and Seneca; 4. Pliny's elders and betters: the Elder Pliny, Vestricius Spurinna, Corellius Rufus, Verginius Rufus (and Silius Italicus); 5. Pliny's peers: reading for the addressee; 6. Otium: how to manage leisure; 7. Reading the villa letters: 9.7, 2.17, 5.6; 8. The grand design: how to read the collection; Appendix 1. A Pliny timeline, and the great Comum inscription; Appendix 2. Letters 1-9: catalogue of contents and addressees; Appendix 3. Popular topics in the Letters: bibliographical help; Appendix 4. Index of main characters in the Letters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780521842921
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011042605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020875616
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)754716780
  • (OCoLC)ocn754716780

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