Pliny the Younger

Biographical note

Lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Pliny is known for his hundreds of surviving letters, which are an invaluable historical source for the period. Many are to reigning emperors or to notables such as the historian, Tacitus. Pliny himself was a notable figure, serving as an imperial magistrate under Trajan, and was considered an honest and moderate man. He was a friend of the historian Tacitus and employed the biographer Suetonius in his staff.

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