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Pliny the Younger

(c. 61—112 ad) Roman statesman and scholar

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(ad 62–c.116).

Roman politician, orator, and writer. From ad 106 he was superintendent of aqueducts, but his chief importance in architecture lies in his descriptions of his Laurentine and Tuscan villas that have exercised the imaginations of scholars ever since.

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