Pliny meaning

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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.
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(L. name Gaius Plinius Secundus) A.d. 23-79; Rom. naturalist & writer.
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(L. name Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus) A.d. 62?-113?; Rom. writer & statesman: nephew of Pliny the Elder.
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