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Pliny to His Wife Calpurnia


You say that you are quite distressed at my absence, and that your only solace is to embrace my writings instead of me, and constantly to put them in the place I am wont to occupy. I am glad you miss me, and glad, too, that you find comfort in such consolations. I, in my turn, continually read over your letters, and take them up again and again as though they were new ones. Yet this only makes me feel your absence the more keenly, for if your letters have such a charm for me, you can imagine how sweet I find your conversation. However, do not fail to write as often as you can, even though your letters torture as well as delight me.

1 Pliny, , vi, 7.


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Chicago: "Pliny to His Wife Calpurnia," Letters in Readings in Early European History, ed. Webster, Hutton (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1926), Original Sources, accessed July 21, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FKQJXAL7NQJJYL4.

MLA: . "Pliny to His Wife Calpurnia." Letters, Vol. vi, in Readings in Early European History, edited by Webster, Hutton, Boston, Ginn and Company, 1926, Original Sources. 21 Jul. 2024. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FKQJXAL7NQJJYL4.

Harvard: , 'Pliny to His Wife Calpurnia' in Letters. cited in 1926, Readings in Early European History, ed. , Ginn and Company, Boston. Original Sources, retrieved 21 July 2024, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FKQJXAL7NQJJYL4.