Pliny the Elder
|Pliny the Elder
Gaius Plinius Secundus
Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19t-century portrait. No contemporary depiction o Pliny is kent tae survive.
Comum (Como), Italy, Roman Empire
|Died||August 25, 79 (aged 55–56)
Stabiae, Campania, Roman Empire
Cause o daith
|Died in the eruption that destroyed Pompeii|
|Bi friends, unner the pumice|
|Residence||Roum, provincial locations, Misenum|
|Occupation||Lawyer, author, naitural filosopher, militar commander, provincial govrenor|
|Notable wirk(s)||Naturalis Historia|
|Parents||Celer an Marcella|
|Relatives||Sister (Plinia), nephew (Pliny the Younger)|
Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 – August 25, AD 79), better kent as Pliny the Elder, wis a Roman author, naituralist, an naitural filosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian.