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Tag Archives: Pliny
Martial describes a selfish rich man’s estate (12.50):(1) Daphnonas, platanonas et aerios pityonas et non unius balnea solus habes, et tibi centenis stat porticus alta columnis, calcatusque tuo sub pede lucet onyx, pulvereumque fugax hippodromon ungula plaudit, et pereuntis aquae … Continue reading
(Note: a general bibliography for this and my other Pliniana will soon be uploaded and linked, and this note removed.) Pliny’s Epistle 7.21 seems trivial at first. It is short enough to quote in full:(1) C. Plinius Cornuto suo s. … Continue reading
Pliny opens the third letter of his collection, to Caninius Rufus, with a series of questions about the latter’s luxurious villa in Comum – I mark the clauses I am most interested in (1.3.1):(1) Quid agit Comum, tuae meaeque deliciae? … Continue reading
In the course of a long discussion of rhetoric addressed to Tacitus, Pliny argues that size matters in judging orations, with an extended analogy from living creatures (Epistulae 1.20.4-5):(1) Et hercule ut aliae bonae res ita bonus liber melior est … Continue reading