- (L. name Gaius Plinius Secundus) 23-79; Rom. naturalist & writer: called the Elder
- (L. name Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus) 62?-113?; Rom. writer & statesman: nephew of Pliny the Elder: called the Younger
Originally Gaius Plinius Secundus. Known as “the Elder.” AD 23–79.
Roman scholar and naturalist. He wrote the 37-volume Historia Naturalis. His nephew Pliny (originally Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, AD 62?–113?), known as “the Younger,” was a consul and writer whose letters provide valuable information about Roman life.