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text The shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny

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""A wonderfully rich, witty, insightful, and wide-ranging portrait of the two Plinys and their world."-Sarah Bakewell, author of How to Live. When Pliny the Elder perished at Stabiae during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, he left behind an enor... Read more
Contents
Part one: Aut-Prologue. Darker than Night -- Roots and Trees; Part two: Winter. Illusions of Immortality -- To Be Alive is to Be Awake -- Solitary as an Oyster -- The Gift of Poison; Part three: Spring. Pliniana -- The Shadow of Verona -- Portrai... Read more
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xiv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation 2019

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