Tag: Pliny the Elder

December 13, 2015 /

We return to the topic of¬†Vesuvius and the fateful eruption in 79 CE. In light of additional research, we¬†examine details of the volcanic eruption, consider the rhetoric at play in Pliny the Younger’s letter 6.16 to Tacitus, as well as modern findings from recent work at the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.