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The shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny, Daisy Dunn

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The shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny
Title
The shadow of Vesuvius
Title remainder
a life of Pliny
Statement of responsibility
Daisy Dunn
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""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 enormous compendium of knowledge, his thirty-seven-volume Natural History, and a teenaged nephew who revered him as a father. Grieving his loss, Pliny the Younger inherited the Elder's notebooks-filled with pearls of wisdom-and his legacy. At its heart, The Shadow of Vesuvius is a literary biography of the younger man, who would grow up to become a lawyer, senator, poet, collector of villas, and chronicler of the Roman Empire from the dire days of terror under Emperor Domitian to the gentler times of Emperor Trajan. A biography that will appeal to lovers of Mary Beard books, it is also a moving narrative about the profound influence of a father figure on his adopted son. Interweaving the younger Pliny's Letters with extracts from the Elder's Natural History, Daisy Dunn paints a vivid, compellingly readable portrait of two of antiquity's greatest minds"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Dunn, Daisy
Dewey number
188
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6640
LC item number
.D86 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pliny
  • Pliny
  • Authors, Latin
  • Lawyers
  • Pliny
  • Naturalists
  • Pliny
  • Pliny
  • Authors, Latin
  • Lawyers
  • Naturalists
  • Rome (Empire)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Philosophers
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
  • HISTORY / Europe / Italy
Label
The shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny, Daisy Dunn
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Publication
Note
"First published in Britain under the title In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Portrait of a Man -- The Death of Principle; Part four: Summer. The Imitation of Nature -- A Difficult, Arduous, Fastidious Thing -- Head, Heart, Womb -- After the Solstice -- Part five: -umn. Life in Concrete -- Depraved Belief; Epilogue: Resurrection; Timeline
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781631496394
Lccn
2019032450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1086337568
  • (OCoLC)1086337568
Label
The shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny, Daisy Dunn
Publication
Note
"First published in Britain under the title In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Portrait of a Man -- The Death of Principle; Part four: Summer. The Imitation of Nature -- A Difficult, Arduous, Fastidious Thing -- Head, Heart, Womb -- After the Solstice -- Part five: -umn. Life in Concrete -- Depraved Belief; Epilogue: Resurrection; Timeline
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781631496394
Lccn
2019032450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1086337568
  • (OCoLC)1086337568

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