Pliny the Younger was born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo. He lived from 61 to 113 AD. Pliny was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. His uncle, Pliny the Elder, helped raise and educate him. Pliny the Younger wrote hundreds of letters, of which 247 survive and are of great historical value. Even though it's a Roman piece of writing, Pliny's words are of great importance to us Hellenists as well. Since they are quite the read, it's quite an investment to. Luckily, there is always someone willing to put over twelve hours (!) of letters online. Enjoy!