Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, (62 - 113 AD) nephew of Pliny the elder was an influential orator and statesman of the early empire. He served all the common magistracies of the Cursus Honorum including Consul in 100 AD.
He died while serving as proconsular governor of Pontus-Bithynia. He was a voluminous correspondent and we have nine books of his letters that were probably intended for public consumption. They relate to a large number of subjects and present vivid pictures of the times in which he lived.
Did you know...?
The government of the Roman Empire changes significantly from that of the Republic. The senate, the elite class of Rome, functioned more as a club of the rich and famous families than as a governing body in the Imperial system.