Plinius Cęclius Secundus, Caius (Pliny the Younger)
writer; b. 61 or 62 A.D.; d. 116 A.D.
A nephew of Plinius Secundus, author of the Historia Naturalis. He is best known by the ten books of his letters (Epistolę). A letter from him to Gallus (Book II, Ep. XVII) describes his Laurentine villa sixteen miles from Rome, and a letter to Apollinaris (Book V, Ep. VI) describes another villa in Tuscany. Numerous attempts have been made to reconstruct these villas from his description. In 106 A.D. he succeeded Frontinus as superintendent of the Roman aqueducts.