Pliny the Younger Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

CRITICISM

Griffin, Miriam. “Review of The Anxieties of Pliny the Younger, by S. E. Hoffer.” Journal of Roman Studies 91 (2001): 253-54.

Brief, positive review of S. E. Hoffer's analysis of Pliny's Letters, Book I.

Hoffer, Stanley E. Introduction to The Anxieties of Pliny the Younger, pp. 1–14. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999.

Argues that Pliny's confident and reassured tone in his letters belies many underlying tensions in Roman society and in his own personal life.

Rand, Edward Kennard. “A New Approach to the Text of Pliny's Letters, Article I.” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 32 (1923): 79-191.

First in a series of three highly technical articles that discuss the manuscript history of Pliny's Letters.

———. “A New Approach to the Text of Pliny's Letters, Article II.” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 35 (1924): 137–69.

Second in a series of three highly technical articles that discuss the manuscript history of Pliny's Letters.

———. “A New Approach to the Text of Pliny's Letters, Article III.” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 36 (1925): 1–41.

Third in a series of three highly technical articles that discuss the manuscript history of Pliny's Letters.

Ronnick, Michelle Valerie. “Benjamin Franklin's Almanac of 1738 and Pliny the Younger's Letter 6.16.3 to Tacitus.” English Language Notes 32, no. 4 (June 1995): 48-50.

Suggests that the source of a quotation in Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac of 1738 is one of Pliny's letters.

Stout, S. E. “The Mind of a Scribe.” Classical Journal 22, no. 6 (March 1927): 405-17.

Uses illustrations from Pliny's Letters to discuss the attitudes, interests, and approach of the ancient scribe.

Additional coverage of Pliny the Younger's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Ancient Writers, Vol. 2; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 211.