PLINY THE ELDER (GAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS)
(AD 23–AD 79)
   The Roman writer and polymath who recorded some information on Etruscan religious interpretation of lightning in his Historia Naturalis.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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  • Pliny the Elder — Latin Gaius Plinius Secundus born AD 23, Novum Comum, Transpadane Gaul died Aug. 24, 79, Stabiae, near Mt. Vesuvius Roman scholar. Descended from a prosperous family, Pliny pursued a military career, held official positions (including procurator… …   Universalium

  • Gaius Plinius Secundus — noun Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23 79) • Syn: ↑Pliny, ↑Pliny the Elder • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pliny the Elder — noun Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23 79) • Syn: ↑Pliny, ↑Gaius Plinius Secundus • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaius Plinius Secundus — n. (23 79 A.D.) Pliny the Elder, Roman historian and author of Natural History who died while watching the eruption of Vesuvius …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Pliny the Younger — Latin Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus born AD 61/62, Comum died с 113, Bithynia, Asia Minor Roman author and administrator. The nephew of Pliny the Elder, he practiced law and held official posts, including consul and head of the military and… …   Universalium

  • Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus — noun Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62 113) • Syn: ↑Pliny, ↑Pliny the Younger • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

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