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Pliny

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noun
"the Elder"; Gaius Plinius Secundus, a.d. 23–79, Roman naturalist, encyclopedist, and writer.
his nephew (“the Younger,” Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus) a.d. 62?–c113, Roman writer, statesman, and orator.
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Pliny
/ (ˈplɪnɪ) /

noun
known as Pliny the Elder. Latin name Gaius Plinius Secundus. 23–79 ad, Roman writer, the author of the encyclopedic Natural History (77)
his nephew, known as Pliny the Younger. Latin name Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus. ?62–?113 ad, Roman writer and administrator, noted for his letters
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