Ashen Sky

Book Details

Author  Pliny
Publisher  J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date   September 17, 2007
ISBN  0892369000
Pages  40

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Barry Moser's extraordinarily detailed and evocative relief engravings decorate this translation of Pliny the Younger's two famous letters to Tacitus about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and the death of his uncle, Pliny the Elder. The text includes a brief description of the eruption of the volcano, concise biographies of Tacitus and of both Plinys, and a summary of how the texts of the two letters have survived until today.

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