Vesuvius

Description

This new edition of the two letters in which Pliny the Younger gives his eye-witness account of the most fabulous natural disaster ever fabled by mankind-the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Italy and the destruction of "whole communities and cities," including Pompeii features the original Latin facing an exceptionally faithful translation in contemporary English and enhanced by superbly evocative and witty drawings of the events as they are described. The reader of Vesuvius will come away from these pages with a lively sense of what really happened in those harrowing days and hours during the eruption of the famous volcano. The book includes an introduction and endnotes by the translator.

Details

Author(s)
Pliny the Younger
Format
Paperback | 92 pages
Dimensions
147.32 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
Publication date
01 May 2009
Publisher
Iron Bear Press
Publication City/Country
San Diego, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0615191312
ISBN13
9780615191317
Bestsellers rank
636,169