Letters of Pliny


Read by Andrew Coleman

(5 stars; 20 reviews)

The largest surviving body of Pliny's work is his Epistulae (Letters), a series of personal missives directed to his friends, associates and the Emperor Trajan. These letters are a unique testimony of Roman administrative history and everyday life in the 1st century CE. Especially noteworthy among the letters are two in which he describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August 79, during which his uncle Pliny the Elder died (65 and 66 in this edition), and one in which he asks the Emperor for instructions regarding official policy concerning Christians (Trajan Letter 97). Other letters include a ghost story, a story about a dolphin, descriptions of Pliny's villa, and Pliny's opinions on legacy-hunting, the treatment of slaves and the decline in respect for orators. - Summary by Wikipedia revised by Andrew Coleman (10 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Introduction 5:45 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 1-7 32:09 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 8-14 35:57 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 15-21 30:25 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 22-25 30:24 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 26-31 30:27 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 32-39 28:29 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 40-49 32:46 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 50-53 33:28 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 54-64 33:08 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 65-66 21:23 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 67-76 36:22 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 77-83 34:41 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 84-89 33:22 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 90-96 29:41 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 97-105 32:46 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters 106-110 26:06 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters T1-27 28:56 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters T28-51 27:50 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters T52-70 21:13 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters T71-96 24:17 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters T97-98 7:50 Read by Andrew Coleman
Letters T99-122 19:32 Read by Andrew Coleman

Reviews

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(5 stars)

I have been searching for an audio version of Pliny's letters for ages unsuccessfully. I am SO grateful to Mr Coleman for his fantastic reading here. Truly well read and thoroughly enjoyable.


(5 stars)

Thank you! Have been looking for this.


(5 stars)

Beautiful reading, intelligently nuanced bring the writer to life. Thank you Andrew Coleman - I love this reading - and your reading of Proust! Pamina

Long Live Pliny the Elder & Younger!


(5 stars)

Yo Pliny you can keep your snails. I'll keep my poke sallat & fried green tomatoes...roll tide.