Historians only eyewitness account of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius are letters written to the ancient historian Tacitus by Pliny the Younger, nephew to the Roman scholar Pliny the Elder. His account appears in his letters numbered LXV and LXVI.
Project Gutenberg provides the complete letters of Pliny the Younger in various downloadable formats, including Kindle, EPUB (works on iPads and Nooks), HTML and plain text files.
Pliny the Younger, Selected Letters
Fordham University provides translations of the letters of Pliny the Younger on this website along with an explanatory introduction.
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Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Ancient Rome
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