Pliny definition

  • others:
    • Pliny Originally Gaius Plinius Secundus. Known as "the Elder.” A.D. 23-79. Roman scholar and naturalist. He blogged the 37-volume Historia Naturalis. His nephew Pliny (originally Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, A.D. 62?-113?), generally "the Younger,” had been a consul and copywriter whose letters offer valuable details about Roman life.
  • proper-noun:
    • a historical Roman praenomen.
  • noun:
    • Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; composer of books of letters that commented on affairs of this day (62-113)
    • Roman writer of an encyclopedic all-natural record; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)

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