The Letters of the Younger Pliny (Penguin Classics)

The Letters of the Younger Pliny (Penguin Classics) - Pliny the Younger I picked this up because I saw it reviewed elsewhere (can't recall where now). Anyhow, it is not the most interesting book unless you really are into minutia. Pliny the Younger was a lawyer and politician in Imperial Rome, and much of the correspondence deals with cases he tried. It also deals with letters to friends, providing political advice and other types of advice, etc. If nothing else, it shows that politicians back in the day were not that different than today's in the sense of self-promotion, trying to eek out a position, look good, so on. This is basically a look at the regular life of a regular person during the Empire. Not bad, but not great either.