Posts Tagged by Vesuvius
|April 6, 2016||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
Pliny the Younger (61–113 CE), an author and a lawyer, was a direct witness of the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 CE. Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae were covered by ashes as a result of the eruption. Pliny wrote several letters to Tacitus about this terrible event. His uncle Pliny the Elder (23–79 CE) died during the eruption. Pliny the Younger, his nephew tells us how in a letter addressed to Tacitus.