Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Plinius Maior, Pliny the Elder)
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b. AD 23/24 in Novum Comum (Como);

d. 24 August AD 79 in Stabiae during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; versatile Roman writer, author of an extensive natural history.


Most of the works by Pliny t…

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Ihm, Sibylle, “Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Plinius Maior, Pliny the Elder)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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