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Download e-book for iPad: Complete Letters (Oxford World's Classics) by Pliny the Younger

By Pliny the Younger

ISBN-10: 0199538948

ISBN-13: 9780199538942

In those letters to his pals and family, Pliny the more youthful, attorney, writer, and normal thinker, presents a desirable perception into Roman existence within the interval ninety seven to 112 advert. half autobiography, half social historical past, they record the occupation and pursuits of a senator and prime imperial professional whose associates comprise the historians Tacitus and Suetonius. Pliny's letters hide a variety of subject matters, from the modern political scene to family affairs, the tutorial process, the rituals and behavior of Roman faith, the remedy of slaves, and the phenomena of nature. He describes in bright aspect the eruption of Vesuvius, which killed his uncle, and the day-by-day workouts of a well-to-do Roman within the courts and at relaxation, within the urban, or having fun with rural goals at his kingdom estates.

it is a energetic new translation via eminent pupil Peter Walsh, in keeping with the Oxford Classical textual content and drawing at the most modern scholarship. In his advent, Walsh considers the political heritage of the letters, the span of Pliny's occupation, the diversity of issues lined within the letters, and Pliny's literary variety. useful notes determine the letters' recipients and clarify allusions to historic occasions and phrases. A basic index is supplemented via particular indexes on elements of social lifestyles and Pliny's correspondents. This vintage will make nice analyzing for people with an curiosity in classical literature and historic history.

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32), and Utterson hands over the letter (of interest because it is 舠 舖a murderer舗s autograph舗 舡) to him for analysis. Utterson舗s clerk is in the vanguard of the new science. Police technology had only recently begun to develop the practices of document examination, by which handwriting was identified and forgery detected. The clerk舗s interest may also be connected to the practice of graphology, the study of handwriting based on the premise that an individual舗s 舠hand舡 expresses his or her personality.

Does Hyde舗s violence spring from an impulse suppressed not just in Jekyll but in Utterson as well? As Utterson and the police inspector travel together to Hyde舗s residence, through the dramatic setting of a fog that renders morning twilight and Soho 舠like a district of some city in a nightmare,舡 we learn that Utterson 舠was conscious of some touch of that terror of the law and the law舗s officers, which may at times assail the most honest舡 (p. 26). At Hyde舗s lodgings they find a pile of ashes in the hearth containing the remnants of the murder weapon and of Hyde舗s own checkbook, that essential accessory of identity in the modern world.

Hyde,舡 page 36) Š All things therefore seemed to point to this; that I was slowly losing hold of my original and better self, and becoming slowly incorporated with my second and worse. (from 舠The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 舡 (from 舠The Suicide Club,舡 page 110) Š In spite of the iron composure of his features, his eye was wild, scared, and uncertain; and when he dwelt, in private admonitions, on the future of the impenitent, it seemed as if his eye pierced through the storms of time to the terrors of eternity.

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