Pliny the Younger, Letters

LCL 55: 2-3

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The Letters of Pliny

C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi EpistularumLiber Primus

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C. Plinius Septicio <Claro> Suo S.

1Frequenter hortatus es ut epistulas, si quas paulo curatius1 scripsissem, colligerem publicaremque. Collegi non servato temporis ordine (neque enim historiam componebam), sed ut quaeque in manus 2 venerat. Superest ut nec te consilii nec me paeniteat obsequii. Ita enim fiet, ut eas quae adhuc neglectae iacent requiram et si quas addidero non supprimam. Vale.

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C. Plinius <Maturo> Arriano Suo S.

1Quia tardiorem adventum tuum prospicio, librum quem prioribus epistulis promiseram exhibeo. Hunc

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Book I

The Letters of Pliny

BOOK I

I

To Septicius Clarus1

You have often urged me to collect and publish any letters of mine which were composed with some care. I have now made a collection, not keeping to the original order as I was not writing history, but taking them as they came to my hand. It remains for you not to regret having made the suggestion and for me not to regret following it; for then I shall set about recovering any letters which have hitherto been put away and forgotten, and I shall not suppress any which I may write in future.2

II

To Maturus Arrianus

I see that your arrival is going to be later than I expected, so I am presenting you with the speech

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.pliny_younger-letters.1969