Pliny the Younger
History of Pliny the Younger
Pliny the Younger ( 61 - 112 A.D.) was the nephew of Pliny the Elder (23 - 79 A.D.) the author of the 37 volumes 'Natural History.' Pliny the Younger had an incredible political career, he was a renowned lawyer or orator, and historic writer.
Pliny the Younger was born into wealthy Roman family from the town of Cornum in Italy. He served on staff of a Syrian legion, serving emperor Domitian, Nerva and Trajan from 81 A.D to 98 A.D. Under Trajan he became Governor of Bithynia-Pontus, a Roman province on the Black Sea off the coast of modern-day Turkey.
Pliny the Youngers Writings
Pliny had a number of writings that substantiate the history of Jesus, his mission and of the workings of the early church Christians. In one of his letters to Emperor Trajan he sought advice for something he considered to be a major problem, how to deal with Christians.