Abstract

Abstract:

Pliny's portrayal of his public life under Domitian has often come under fire from both those who approach Pliny's Letters from a historical perspective and those who study them as a literary production. This article reevaluates Pliny's experiences in five significant areas: public speaking, amicitia, political promotion, threats of political persecution, and survival and reconciliation. In all of these circumstances, Pliny is found to be an honest narrator of his own political struggles under Domitian and an eloquent voice for his generation's endurance.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2327-5812
Print ISSN
0009-8353
Pages
pp. 88-113
Launched on MUSE
2021-12-09
Open Access
No
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