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Call Number: 188 Dunn
Author: Dunn, Daisy,
Title: The shadow of Vesuvius :
Remainder of title: a life of Pliny /
Summary, etc. note: ""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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781631496394
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Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781631496400
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: e------
Geographic area code: aw-----
Geographic area code: ff-----
Classification number: PA6640
Item number: .D86 2019
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 188
Relator term: author.
Uniform title: In the shadow of Vesuvius
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Daisy Dunn.
Edition statement: First American edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Date of publication: 2019
Projected publication date: 1912
: New York :
: Liveright Publishing Corporation,
: 2019.
Extent: xiv; 318 p.; 24 cm.
Other physical details: Maps; B/ill.
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General note: "First published in Britain under the title In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny" -- Verso title page.
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted contents note: 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.
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Source of acquisition: Donated by The Rotary Club of Damariscotta/Newcastle; 11/20/2020
Purchase price: $ 29.95
Personal name: Pliny,
Personal name: Pliny,
Titles and other words associated with a name: the Younger.
Titles and other words associated with a name: the Elder.
Subject: Authors, Latin
Subject: Lawyers
Subject: Naturalists
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Geographic subdivision: Rome
Geographic subdivision: Rome
Main entry heading: Dunn, Daisy
Place, publisher, and date of publication: London : William Collins, 2019
Physical description: xiv, 338 pages : 24 cm
Title: In the shadow of Vesuvius
Record control number: (OCLC) 1090419717
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: 1 shelf copy
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: xk20 2019-08-15
: xk20 2019-08-15 to Dewey
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