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Pliny the Elder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPliny the ElderPlin‧y the El‧der /ˌplɪni ði ˈeldə $ -dər/  (23–79 AD) an ancient Roman writer known for his Natural History, a very long book about plants, animals, minerals, etc. He was killed when Mount vesuvius erupted ( erupt ), and he was the uncle of Pliny the Younger.
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