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desainmea cloud of unusual size and appearance.


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The 79 AD Eruption of Vesuvius

by Pliny the Younger (AD 61-113)

My dear Tacitus,

You ask me to write you something about the death of my uncle so that the account you transmit to posterity is as reliable as possible. I am grateful to you, for I see that his death will be remembered forever if you treat it [sc. in your Histories]. He perished in a devastation of the loveliest of lands, in a memorable disaster shared by peoples and cities, but this will be a kind of eternal life for him....

He was at Misenum in his capacity as commander of the fleet on the 24th of August [sc. in 79 AD], when between 2 and 3 in the afternoon my mother drew his attention to a cloud of unusual size and appearance...
Posted Nov 30, 2003 11:31 pm

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Brian JenkinsSubmitted by Brian Jenkins
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