Ashen Sky - The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius: (Getty Publications -)
. Pliny (Author)
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Pliny the Younger (C61-112AD) was a Roman official and writer. He has become famous for his two letters to the historian Tacitus, which detail his eye-witness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD which took the life of his uncle, Pliny the Elder."Ashen Sky" presents readers with a translation of Pliny's letters, accompanied by stunning black-and-white engravings by acclaimed artist Barry Moser, that magnificently illustrate the various descriptions found in the letters. Also included is a brief description of the eruption of the volcano, concise biographies of Tacitus, and of both Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, as well as a summary of how the texts of the two letters have survived until today. 16 detailed relief engravings
About the Author
Barry Moser is an internationally renowned wood-carving artist. His work is to be found in museums and special collections around the world.
- Contributor: . Pliny
- Imprint: J Paul Getty Trust Publications,US
- ISBN13: 9780892369003
- Number of Pages: 40
- Packaged Dimensions: 220x267x9mm
- Packaged Weight: 414
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
- Release Date: 2007-11-15
- Series: Getty Publications -
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Barry Moser is an internationally renowned wood-carving artist. His work is to be found in museums and special collections around the world.
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