Pronunciation: (plin'ē), [key]
1. (“the Elder,” Gaius Plinius Secundus)a.d.23–79, Roman naturalist, encyclopedist, and writer.
2. his nephew (“the Younger,” Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus)a.d.62?–c113, Roman writer, statesman, and orator.
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