Plinius Secundus, Caius (Pliny the Elder)
writer, b. 23 A.D.; d. 79 A.D.
The Historia Naturalis of this famous Roman writer is one of the chief sources of information regarding antique art, especially the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth books. He was killed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Portion of architectural decoration from Herculaneum.