Pliny the Younger and the Art of Narration

(Some Notes on the "Epistulae")

  • Jacek Hajduk Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Keywords: Pliny the Younger, narration, fiction, epistolography


In this paper I try to examine some of Pliny’s well known letters as pieces of literary fiction. The main interest here is not the authenticity of facts presented, but some literary techniques that Pliny uses in order to make his descriptions more vivid.


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