SURVIVING VESUVIUS – THE ERUPTION OF AD 79 AND LIVES OF THE TWO PLINYS
Join author and classicist Dr Daisy Dunn in conversation with Savilian David Oldroyd-Bolt about her new book In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny.
The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 devastated Pompeii, Herculaneum and much of the Bay of Naples. The most famous victim of the disaster was Pliny the Elder, an historian and admiral of the fleet, and author of the first full-length encyclopaedia. His nephew, the future senator Pliny the Younger, survived. Daisy will discuss both Plinys in the light – and shadow – of one of the most terrible natural disasters in Italy.