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In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

Daisy Dunn Interviewed by Nicolette Jones

Saturday, 28 March 2020

6:00pm

1 hour

Cohen Quad: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Classicist Daisy Dunn celebrates the lives of Pliny the Younger and Pliny the Elder – two outstanding minds of the Roman empire who had lasting influences on the world.

Pliny the Younger watched as his uncle and guardian Pliny the Elder sailed towards the erupting Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder never came back but Pliny the Younger went on to become a Roman senator, lawyer, poet, representative of the emperor and chronicler of the Vesuvius disaster. Pliny the Elder was himself author of the Natural History, the world’s first full-length encyclopaedia. Dunn explains how the younger Pliny carried his uncle’s notebooks and his wisdom with him.

Dunn writes and reviews for national newspapers and is editor of the Greek culture magazine Argo. She is also author of Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet. Here she talks to author and critic Nicolette Jones.

This event is part of St Hilda’s College writers’ day at the festival, a series of talks featuring the works of graduates and fellows of the college.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming