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Pliny may refer to:



  • Pliny the Elder (23–79), ancient Roman nobleman, scientist and historian, author of Naturalis Historia, "Pliny's Natural History"
  • Pliny the Younger (63–c.113), ancient Roman statesman, orator, and writer; nephew and adopted son of Pliny the Elder
  • John Pliny Crysler, timber merchant
  • Pliney Gardner, gunfighter and outlaw




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From Wikiquote

Pliny may refer to:

  • Pliny the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus, (23 – 79) , Ancient Roman natural philosopher.
  • Pliny the Younger, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (63-ca. 113), Ancient Roman lawyer, author and a natural philosopher; a nephew of Pliny the Elder.

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  • IPA: /ˈplɪni/


Ultimately from Latin Plīnius.

Proper noun

Pliny (plural Plinys or Plinies)

  1. An ancient Roman praenomen.


  • 1828, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 24 no. 147
    The two Plinys, Lucan, (though again under the disadvantage of verse) Petronius Arbiter, and Quintilian, but above all, the Senecas, (for a Spanish cross appears to improve the quality of the rhetorician) have left a body of rhetorical composition such as no modern nation has rivalled.
  • 1836, Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Reminiscences of a Literary Life
    Of Q. Curtius, the Demosthenes (both), Eutropius, Horace (first with a date), Homer, Justin, Livy, the two Plinies, Quintilian, Martial, Tacitus, and Virgil, the first editions; but my friend must not be allowed to have a succession of nights of undisturbed repose till he possesses the first Horace, and the first Roman edition of Virgil.

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