The Shadow of Vesuvius by Daisy Dunn audiobook

The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

By Daisy Dunn

Blackstone Publishing 9781631496394

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 03/10/2020

    ISBN: 9781094021164

  • Available on 03/10/2020

    ISBN: 9781094021157

  • Available on 03/10/2020

    ISBN: 9781094021171

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

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Author Bio: Daisy Dunn

Author Bio: Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn studied classics at Oxford, earned a master’s degree in art history at the Courtauld, and completed a doctorate in classics and art history at University College London. She writes for the Daily Telegraph, Newsweek, the Spectator, the Times Literary Supplement, and History Today.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English