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Plinius
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[1] P. Secundus, C. (Pliny the Elder) Roman historian and orator, 1st cent.

Roman equestrian [1], cavalry officer, government official, historian, orator, encyplopaedist.

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I. Life

P. was born in AD 23/4 in Novum Comum (Gallia Transpadana, modern Como). Under emperor Claudius [III 1], he served as an officer and financial a…

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Sallmann, Klaus (Mainz) and Krasser, Helmut (Gießen), “Plinius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e928160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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