The Fury of Vesuvius Part Four: Ash Covers Misenum

Author: timetravelrome /

“Though my mind shrinks from remembering, I will begin.” Pliny the Younger quoting Virgil’s Aeneid Pliny the Younger and his mother, Plinia Marcella, watched with trepidation as the Roman navy sailed away from Misenum. Plinia was a widower. Her brother had taken her in and adopted his seventeen-year-old nephew as his son and heir. Now, the man of the household was heading into unknown [...]