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Department
Classics
Course
CLA160H1
Professor
Johnathon Burgess
Semester
Fall

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WEEK 9 TUTORIAL (NOVEMBER 18 ) TH Plinian Eruption (“Stone Pine”) Pliny The Elder  Born to an Equestrian Family  In Military  Friends with Emperor Vespasian  Procurator (tax collector) in Hispania  Astounding Works on horsemanship (military feats)  Natural Histories (enormous work on observing natural phenomenon)  Astronomy to Anatomy (Natural Scientist)  Medicinal use of urine secretions in curing diseases  Natural Phenomenon Pliny The Younger  Adopted son of Pliny the Elder  Political ally with Trajan  Joined the Military (Equestrian)  Became Senator in late 80s  Friend of Tacitus  Governor of Bithynia (Problem with Christianity-Monotheism)  Can’t worship genus (genius) of Emperor How are the Letters Similar/Dissimilar With the Letters of Cicero  Both in the genre of Epistlography  Personalized > Individual Addressee  Stories (accounts, history)  Cicero’s letters were private > Individual Addressee  Letters to an individu
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