gaius plinius secundus


("the Elder"; Gaius Plinius Secundus) a.d. 23–79, Roman naturalist, encyclopedist, and writer.
his nephew (“the Younger,” Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus ) a.d. 62?–c113, Roman writer, statesman, and orator.

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Pliny (ˈplɪnɪ)
1.  known as Pliny the Elder. Latin name Gaius Plinius Secundus. 23--79 ad, Roman writer, the author of the encyclopedic Natural History (77)
2.  his nephew, known as Pliny the Younger. Latin name Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus. ?62--?113 ad, Roman writer and administrator, noted for his letters

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