Ashen sky: the letters of Pliny the Younger on the eruption of Vesuvius

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The J. Paul Getty Museum,
Pub. Date:
[2007]
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English
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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. Printed in black and white, the engravings are works of art that illustrate various descriptions in the letters. 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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subject_facet Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 79, Vesuvius (Italy) -- In art
title_display Ashen sky : the letters of Pliny the Younger on the eruption of Vesuvius
title_full Ashen sky : the letters of Pliny the Younger on the eruption of Vesuvius / illustrated by Barry Moser ; written and translated by Benedicte Gilman
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title_sub the letters of Pliny the Younger on the eruption of Vesuvius