By Jacqueline M. Carlon

Pliny's ladies deals a finished attention of the numerous ladies who seem within the letters of Pliny the more youthful. Combining precise prosopography with shut literary research, Jacqueline Carlon examines the identities of the ladies whom Pliny comprises and the way they and the boys with whom they're linked give a contribution either to this presentation of exemplary Romans and especially to his personal self-promotion. nearly the entire named ladies in Pliny's nine-book corpus are thought of. They shape six precise teams: these linked to competition to the principate; the relatives of Pliny's mentor, Corellius Rufus; his circle of relatives contributors; girls fascinated with testamentary disputes; excellent better halves; and girls of unseemly personality. exact research of every letter declaring ladies contains the identification of its recipient and everybody named inside of, its disposition in the assortment, Pliny's language and elegance, and its importance to our conception of the altering social cloth of the early principate.

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