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Daisy Dunn In the Shadow of Vesuvius


Ash spewed into the sky. All eyes were on Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder sailed towards the phenomenon. A teenage Pliny the Younger waited. His uncle did not come back.In a dazzling new literary biography, Daisy Dunn introduces Pliny the Younger, the survivor who became a Roman lawyer, senator, poet, collector of villas, curator of drains, and representative of the Emperor. He was confidant and friend to the great and good, an unparalleled chronicler of the Vesuvius catastrophe, and eyewitness to the terror of Emperor Domitian.The younger Pliny was adopted by his uncle, admiral of the fleet and author of the Natural History, an extraordinary compendium of knowledge and the world’s first full-length encyclopaedia. The younger Pliny inherited his uncle’s notebooks and carried their pearls of wisdom with him down the years.Daisy Dunn breathes vivid life back into the Plinys. Reading from the Natural History and the Younger Pliny’s Letters, she resurrects the relationship between the two men to expose their beliefs on life, death and the natural world in the first century. Interweaving their work, and positioning the Plinys in relation to the devastating eruption, Dunn’s biography is a celebration of two outstanding minds of the Roman Empire, and their lasting influence on the world thereafter. .

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A new biography of Pliny the YoungerAD 79. Above the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius is spewing thick ash into the sky. The inhabitants of nearby villages stand in their doorways, eyes cast on the unknown. Pliny the Elder, a historian, admiral of the fleet, and author of an extraordinary encyclopaedia of Natural History, dares to draw closer to the phenomenon. He perishes beneath the volcano. His seventeen-year-old nephew, Pliny the Younger, survives.The elder Pliny left behind an enormous compendium of knowledge, his Natural History offering observations on everything, from the moon, to elephants, to the efficacy of ground millipedes in healing ulcers. Adopted as his late uncle’s son, Pliny the Younger inherited his notebooks – his pearls of wisdom – and endeavoured to keep his memory alive. But what became of the young man after the disaster? Pliny resurrects the ‘father and son’ to explore their beliefs about life, death and the natural world in the first century AD. At its heart is a literary biography of the younger Pliny, who grew up to become a lawyer, senator, poet, collector of villas, curator of drains, and personal representative of the emperor overseas. Counting the historian Tacitus, biographer Suetonius, and poet Martial among his close friends, Pliny the Younger chronicled his experiences from the catastrophic eruption through the dark days of terror under Emperor Domitian to the gentler times of Emperor Trajan. Interweaving the younger Pliny’s Letters with ideas and extracts from Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, Daisy Dunn brings their world back to life. Working from the original sources, she celebrates two of the greatest minds from antiquity and their influence on the world that came after them.

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Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, better known as Pliny the Younger was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Born of the equestrian rank, the lower of the two Roman aristocratic orders, Pliny would ascend to the higher rank, the senatorial order, by being elected Quaestor in his late twenties. The nephew of Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger would have correspondence with numerous important Roman figures throughout his lifetime, including the Emperor Trajan, of which the latter portion of this work focuses on. This representative selection of Pliny the Younger’s letters serves as an important first hand document of Roman life and politics during the first century AD.

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‘Daisy Dunn’s nuanced biography breathes new life into the younger Pliny, revealing his uncle’s scientific and philosophical influence on his own evolution into poet, magistrate, senator, curator of drains and prolific letter writer. An evocative portrait of Renaissance men before the Renaissance’ – Nature

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Daisy Dunn’s The Shadow of Vesuvius profiles two such men: Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus; A.D. 23–79) and his nephew and adopted son, Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (A.D. 61–c. 113).

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Daisy Dunn has done a spectacular job in bringing Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger to life. This year I have read books on Claudius, Cicero and now the Pliny’s. The other two were novels, and while this is a non-fiction book, it reads like a novel.

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Dr Daisy Dunn is a writer, classicist and cultural critic. Her latest book, In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny, was published in paperback in August 2020.

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Classicist Daisy Dunn celebrates the lives of Pliny the Younger and Pliny the Elder – two outstanding minds of the Roman empire who had lasting influences on the world. Pliny the Younger watched as his uncle and guardian Pliny the Elder sailed towards the erupting Vesuvius.

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A lovely takeaway counter has been found in Pompeii. Daisy Dunn follows in Pliny the Younger's ash-caked footsteps It’s amazing how far people were prepared to travel in ancient times.

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DAISY DUNN: So the year is 79 AD. And Pliny the Younger is staying with his mother and his uncle, in a villa overlooking the Bay of Naples, in a place called Misenum, and this is home to one of Rome’s two imperial fleets. It’s about thirty kilometers away from Vesuvius. And it’s early afternoon. And suddenly Pliny’s mother notices an enormous, very, very peculiar cloud rising in the ...

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Daisy Florence Dunn (born in 1987) is an author, classicist, and critic.. Biography. Daisy Dunn was born in London and attended Ibstock Place School and The Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, Middlesex. She read Classics at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and won a scholarship to study for an MA in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, London, specialising in Titian, Venice and ...

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In her preface Dunn writes that she has followed ‘the spirit of both Plinys’ in eschewing a strict chronology; but it might be truer to say that what she has eschewed is the measured and carefully...

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Entertaining, informative and immensely readable, Daisy Dunn's account of the life of Pliny the Younger is arranged thematically rather than chronologically, allowing her scope to explore the concentric circles that made up his world. We see Pliny the lawyer, Pliny the landlord, Pliny the emperor's fixer, Pliny the husband, Pliny the nephew, and Pliny the philanthropist. The picture that ...

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Daisy Dunn’s “The Shadow of Vesuvius” is a lively dual biography of the polymath Pliny the Elder and his nephew (and adopted son), Pliny the Younger.

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The Shadow of Vesuvius is the interweaving of the biographies of two key personages of the Pagan Roman Empire: Pliny the Elder and his nephew Pliny the Younger. It takes its title from the fact that the elder Pliny perished heroically in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

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If only Daisy Dunn’s book had been around back when I was an aspiring classicist. There were actually two Roman writers named Pliny — the Elder and the Younger, as they were known; an uncle and his nephew — and I could never keep them straight, let alone understand why they were worth studying. Dunn makes a persuasive case for both.

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F rom this recalcitrant material, Daisy Dunn has written an enthralling and ambitious book. At its heart is a sympathetic, but not uncritical, biography of Pliny the Younger. Yet it offers so much ...

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In a dazzling, lively new literary biography, Daisy Dunn weaves together the lives of two Roman greats: Pliny the Elder, author of the Natural History, and his nephew Pliny the Younger, who inherited his uncle’s notebooks and intellectual legacy.

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Pliny the Elder’s nephew, Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, senator, collector of villas, curator of drains, and personal representative of the emperor overseas. Inspired by his uncle’s choice of life over deadly sleep, Pliny the Younger established a rigorous routine of his own.

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Daisy Dunn . 4.00 out of 5. 6 reviews. Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction. Imprint: William ... All eyes were on Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder sailed towards the phenomenon. A teenage Pliny the Younger waited. His uncle did not come back. 4 stars out of 5. Thomas Jones. 24 Sep 2020 "Pliny comes across in his letters as a fully recognisable human being" In his generosity and his vanity, his ...

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Daisy Dunn. Daisy Dunn is a classicist and critic. Her latest book is In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny.

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The English classicist Daisy Dunn… wisely does not resist the temptation… She succeed[s] in making Pliny [the Younger]…a poignant character, the kind of person who has to do the dirty jobs of an empire and, having done them, gets no compliments…. Neither Pliny knew that his homeland’s great mountain, Vesuvius, was nourishing in her ...

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“Having seen the cloud, Pliny the Elder decided he wanted to get closer to it to investigate,” Daisy Dunn, author of the Pliny biography “The Shadow of Vesuvius,” told the New York Times. “He was, after all, author of a 37-volume book of natural history.”

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Pliny, according to author Daisy Dunn, believed “a man is happiest when he can be confident his name will live forever.” Both worked hard enough to make Pliny’s happy wish come true, producing work still in print; the Elder’s encyclopedic “Natural History,” and Pliny ‘s Letters.

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Daisy Dunn, who opens her biography of him with a brilliantly vivid description of Vesuvius’s eruption, gives her account the appropriate shading of an apocalypse: ‘The cloud descended upon the earth and covered the sea until neither the island of Capri, nor even the promontory of Misenum itself, was visible on the horizon. Ash began to fall, only lightly, and hardly noticeable at all ...

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In a dazzling, lively new literary biography, Daisy Dunn weaves together the lives of two Roman greats: Pliny the Elder, author of Natural History, and his nephew Pliny the Younger, who inherited his uncle's notebooks and intellectual legacy. Breathing vivid life back into the Plinys, Daisy Dunn charts the extraordinary lives of two outstanding minds and their lasting legacy on the world. 'A ...

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Daisy Dunn. 3.0, 2 Ratings; $14.99; $14.99 ; Publisher Description “A wonderfully rich, witty, insightful, and wide-ranging portrait of the two Plinys and their world.”—Sarah Bakewell, author of How to Live 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 ...

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If only Daisy Dunn’s book had been around back when I was an aspiring classicist. There were actually two Roman writers named Pliny — the Elder and the Younger, as they were known; an uncle and his nephew — and I could never keep them straight, let alone understand why they were worth studying. Dunn makes a persuasive case for both. Her ostensible subject is the Younger, about whom more ...

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Daisy Dunn’s brilliant literary biography, The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny, is a delightful read. Although it may sound unlikely, this well-researched book is light and charming. Actually, there were two Plinys, both influential Romans in the first century A.D.

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Daisy Dunn is an author, classicist, and cultural critic. Her first two books, Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet, and The Poems of Catullus: A New Translation, were published by HarperCollins on both sides of the Atlantic in 2016.

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Pliny decided against joining his uncle – the naval commander and writer Pliny the Elder – as he embarked on a fateful rescue mission across the bay. He himself was caught up in the mass evacuation as panicking crowds fled the burning mountain. In this episode of Travels Through Time, Dr Daisy Dunn takes us back to 79 AD and through the events of those days and surrounding months. While ...

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A Life of Pliny by Daisy Dunn review — a delightful biography of the man who saw Pompeii destroyed. This biography of Pliny the Younger is thoroughly recommended . Review by Christopher Hart ...

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The Roman Empire comes to life through the biographies of two influential men. Classicist Dunn (Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet, 2016, etc.) creates a vivid tapestry of the Roman world focused on naturalist Pliny the Elder (23/24-79 C.E.), who perished when Vesuvius erupted, and his nephew—and adopted son—Pliny the Younger (c. 62-133 C.E.), a lawyer, senator ...

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Daisy Dunn breathes vivid life back into the Plinys. Reading from the Natural History and the Younger Pliny's Letters, she resurrects the relationship between the two men to expose their beliefs on life, death and the natural world in the first century. Interweaving their work, and positioning the Plinys in relation to the devastating eruption, Dunn's biography is a celebration of two ...

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Daisy Dunn’s brilliant literary biography, The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny, is a delightful read. Although it may sound unlikely, this well-researched book is light and charming. Actually, there were two Plinys, both influential Romans in the first century A.D.

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Daisy Dunn was born in London in 1987 and read Classics at the University of Oxford, before winning a scholarship to the Courtauld and completing a doctorate in Classics and History of Art at University College London. She writes and reviews for many publications, including The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, and Standpoint, and is editor of Argo, a Greek culture magazine. She was ...

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Daisy Dunn offers a deeply researched collection of stories reflecting the eclectic richness and depth of the classical literary canon. Striking a balance between the 'classic classic' (such as Dryden's translation of the Aeneid) and the less familiar or expected, Of Gods and Men ranges from the epic poetry of Homer to the histories of Arrian and Diodorus Siculus and the sprawling Theogony of ...

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The English classicist Daisy Dunn, in her book “The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny” (Liveright), wisely does not resist the temptation. For Westerners, that explosion is probably the ...

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Pliny decided against joining his uncle – the naval commander and writer Pliny the Elder – as he embarked on a fateful rescue mission across the bay. He himself was caught up in the mass evacuation as panicking crowds fled the burning mountain. In this episode of Travels Through Time, Dr Daisy Dunn takes us back to 79 AD and through the events of those days and surrounding months. While ...

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