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  • Pliny — may refer to:*Pliny the Elder (23–79), ancient Roman nobleman, scientist and historian, author of Naturalis Historia , Pliny s Natural History *Pliny the Younger (63–c.113), ancient Roman statesman, orator, and writer; nephew and adopted son of… …   Wikipedia

  • Pliny — [plin′ē] 1. (L. name Gaius Plinius Secundus) A.D. 23 79; Rom. naturalist & writer: called the Elder 2. (L. name Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus) A.D. 62? 113?; Rom. writer & statesman: nephew of Pliny the Elder: called the Younger …   English World dictionary

  • Pliny — noun 1. Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62 113) • Syn: ↑Pliny the Younger, ↑Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author 2. Roman author of an …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pliny — n. (23 79 A.D.) Gaius Plinius Secundus, Pliny the Elder, Roman historian and author of Natural History who died while watching the eruption of Vesuvius; (62 113 A.D.), Pliny the Younger , nephew of Gaius Plinius Secundus, Roman writer and orator… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pliny — /ˈplɪni/ (say plinee) noun 1. (Gaius Plinius Secundus, Pliny the Elder ), AD 23–79, Roman naturalist, encyclopedist, and writer. 2. his nephew, (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, Pliny the Younger ), AD 62?–113?, Roman writer, statesman, and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pliny — ‘The Elder’ (23–79 CE), author of many works, including a Natural History; he died when Vesuvius erupted over Pompeii. Pliny ‘the Younger’ (b. 61 CE) was the nephew of the former; as governor of Bithynia he wrote a celebrated letter in 110 CE to… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Pliny — I. biographical name A.D. 23 79 Gaius Plinius Secundus; the Elder Roman scholar II. biographical name A.D. 61(or 62) circa 113 Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus; the Younger; nephew of preceding Roman author …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pliny — Plinian, adj. /plin ee/, n. 1. ( the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus)A.D. 23 79, Roman naturalist, encyclopedist, and writer. 2. his nephew ( the Younger, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus)A.D. 62? c113, Roman writer, statesman, and orator. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pliny — noun /ˈplɪni/ An ancient Roman praenomen. The two Plinys, Lucan, (though again under the disadvantage of verse) Petronius Arbiter, and Quintilian, but above all, the Senecas, (for a Spanish cross appears to improve the quality of the rhetorician) …   Wiktionary

  • Pliny — See Exact sciences (The) in Hellenistic times: texts and issues …   History of philosophy

  • Pliny — Plin•y [[t]ˈplɪn i[/t]] n. 1) anh big (“the Elder,” Gaius Plinius Secundus) a.d. 23–79, Roman naturalist and writer 2) anh big his nephew (“the Younger,” Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus) a.d. 62?–c113, Roman writer and orator …   From formal English to slang

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