John Henderson gives a completely fresh and enthusiastic re-reading of Pliny's Letters, a basic text of the Latin literary canon. Full Latin texts with new translations are given for the key texts studied.
John Henderson is Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics of King's College, Cambridge. He is co-author (with Mary Beard) of Classics: A very short introduction (Oxford, 1995) and is the author of many books, including Figuring Out Roman Nobility: Juvenal's Eighth Satire (1997) and A Roman Life: Rutilius Gallicus on Paper and In Stone (1998), both published by University of Exeter Press.
Chapter Outline List of Illustrations Preface Introduction 1. Art Through Pliny's Letters 2. The Portrait Book: Epistles 3 as Self-Portraiture (featuring 3.21, 3.1, 3.5, 3.7, 3.18) 3. Size Isn't Everything: Pliny's Statue (3.6) 4. Pliny the Younger's 'Chapter on the History of Art' 5. Pliny's Statuette in the History of Art Notes Bibliography Indexes 1. Chief Passages Discussed in the Text and Notes 2. General