Pliny the Elder

Statue of Pliny the Elder on the facade of Cathedral of S. Maria Maggiore in [[Como]] Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23/24–79), called Pliny the Elder (), was a Roman author, a naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and a friend of emperor Vespasian. He wrote the encyclopedic ''Naturalis Historia'' (''Natural History''), which became an editorial model for encyclopedias. He spent most of his spare time studying, writing, and investigating natural and geographic phenomena in the field.

His nephew, Pliny the Younger, wrote of him in a letter to the historian Tacitus:

Pliny the Younger refers to Tacitus’s reliance upon his uncle's book, the ''History of the German Wars''.

Pliny the Elder died in AD 79 in Stabiae while attempting the rescue of a friend and his family by ship from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which had already destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The wind caused by the sixth and largest pyroclastic surge of the volcano’s eruption did not allow his ship to leave port, and Pliny probably died during that event. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Plinius Secundus, Gaius 23-79
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by Plinius Secundus, Gaius 23-79
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by Valla, Giorgio, 1447-1500
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by Valla, Giorgio 1447-1500
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