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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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Daisy Dunn Pliny


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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Daisy Dunn Catullus' Bedspread

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Daisy Dunn In the Shadow of Vesuvius

Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus Pliny LETTERS OF PLINY

Pliny the Younger Letters of Pliny

Pliny the Younger The Letters of the Younger Pliny, First Series – Volume 1

Pliny the Younger The Selected Letters of Pliny


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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Carola Dunn Miss Daisy und der Mord im Flying Scotsman - Miss Daisy ermittelt, Band 4 (Ungekürzt)


Miss Daisys gefährlichste Reise. Miss Daisy will in Schottland für einen Artikel recherchieren. Der legendäre Luxuszug Flying Scotsman soll sie in den kalten Norden bringen. Zufällig trifft sie während der Reise auf eine alte Schulfreundin, die einen reichen Verwandten besuchen will, der im Sterben liegt. Doch plötzlich ist eines ihrer Familienmitglieder tot – war es Mord aus Habgier? Heimlich macht Miss Daisy sich unter den Mitreisenden auf die Suche nach dem Mörder. Für Fans von Agatha Christies «Mord im Orient-Express»

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the Younger Pliny Letters of Pliny


"Letters of Pliny" by the Younger Pliny (translated by William Melmoth). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Carola Dunn Miss Daisy und der Tote auf dem Eis - Miss Daisy ermittelt, Band 1 (Ungekürzt)


Spannend, cosy, romantisch Miss Daisy ermittelt England in den wilden zwanziger Jahren: Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters fasst Daisy Dalrymple, an Luxus gewöhnt, einen eigenwilligen Entschluss: Sie will ihr Leben selbst in die Hand nehmen und als Journalistin arbeiten. Eigentlich soll sie für ihren ersten Auftrag einen Artikel über Wentwater Court schreiben, das idyllisch gelegene Gut des gleichnamigen Grafen und seiner Frau. Aber der schöne Schein trügt: Auf dem zugefrorenen See wird eine Leiche gefunden. Zusammen mit dem attraktiven Inspector Alec Fletcher von Scotland Yard nimmt Miss Daisy die Ermittlungen auf.

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Daisy Dunn The Poems of Catullus


Written in the twilight of the Roman Republic, the poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus offers a delicious insight into the passions and gossip of high Roman society.From the poet and his friends to cultural and political titans, including Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey, his cutting, modern verse spares no-one. In this new translation by Daisy Dunn, author of Catullus’ Bedspread, his obscene honesty, arrogant wit and surprising tenderness capture Roman society at their best.Most famous for his obsessive love lyrics for the married Lesbia, Catullus’ words are an immortal expression of youth, rebellion and agonised love.

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Косметичка ECCO DUNN


Стильная косметичка яркого цвета. Выполнена из высококачественной мягкой кожи. Водоотталкивающая износостойкая подкладка. Внутренний карман на молнии.

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Goddard Pliny Earle Myths and Tales from the White Mountain Apache

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Das tote Dienstmädchen von Occles Hall. Daisy Dalrymple, eine junge Adlige mit ausgeprägtem kriminalistischen Scharfsinn, besucht im England der zwanziger Jahre das imposante Landgut Occles Hall. Eigentlich will sie hier einen Artikel schreiben, aber wenige Stunden nach ihrer Ankunft wird im Wintergarten die Leiche des Dienstmädchens gefunden. Die Polizei verdächtigt den Gärtner, aber ist er tatsächlich der Mörder? Miss Daisy hat da so ihre Zweifel, und zusammen mit Alec Fletcher von Scotland Yard macht sie sich an die Ermittlungen in ihrem atemberaubenden zweiten Fall. Prachtvolle Anwesen, englische Atmosphäre und liebenswerte Figuren.

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Косметичка ECCO DUNN


Стильная косметичка ярких актуальных цветов. Выполнена из высококачественной мягкой кожи. Водоотталкивающая износостойкая подкладка. Внутренний карман на молнии.

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JULIET DUNN LONDON Повседневные шорты


плотная ткань, вышивка, одноцветное изделие, высокая талия, множество карманов, внутри на подкладке

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Matthew Dunn Spycatcher

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