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The natural history of Pliny

Pliny the Elder

The natural history of Pliny

by Pliny the Elder

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Published by George Bell in London .
Written in English


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Statementtranslated by John Bostock and H.T. Riley.
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Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23/24–79), called Pliny the Elder (/ ˈ p l ɪ n i /), was a Roman author, a naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and a Children: Pliny the Younger (nephew, later adopted son). The only translation of Pliny’s Natural History which has hitherto appeared in the English language is that by Philemon Holland, published in the latter part of the reign of Elizabeth. It is no disparagement to .

  Book VII of The Natural History provides a detailed examination of the human animal and is crucial to understanding the work as a whole. In Pliny's eyes, mankind 'for whose sake nature was .   The Natural History was begun in 77 C.E. and was not yet complete upon Pliny's death in It is divided into 37 books across 10 volumes, and was intended to cover the breadth of ancient .

  Pliny's Natural History is an astonishingly ambitious work that ranges from astronomy to art and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute observation with often wild speculation, it offers a 4/5().   Pliny's Natural History is an astonishingly ambitious work that ranges from astronomy to art and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute observation with often wild speculation, it offers a 5/5(4).


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book ix. the natural history of fishes. book x. the natural history of birds. book xi. the various kinds of insects. book xii. the natural history of trees book xiii.

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(Harris), Publication date Topics Natural history Publisher This book is Pages: Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and writer, is author of the encyclopedic Natural History, in 37 books, an unrivaled compendium of Roman contents of the books are as follows.

Book 1: 5/5(3). About Natural History. Pliny’s Natural History is an astonishingly ambitious work that ranges from astronomy to art and from geography to ng acute observation with often wild.

Pliny the Elder, Roman savant and author of the celebrated Natural History, an encyclopedic work of uneven accuracy that was an authority on scientific matters up to the Middle Ages. The work, which. Pliny’s Natural History is an astonishingly ambitious work that ranges from astronomy to art and from geography to ng acute observation with often wild speculation, it offers a Brand: Penguin UK.

Pliny the Elder (23–79 CE), tireless researcher and writer, is author of the encyclopedic Natural History, in 37 books, an unrivaled compendium of Roman knowledge. The contents of the books are as follows:.

Plinys Natural History was the go-to encyclopedia for over 1, years, from its publication around the year 77 until well into the Renaissance. Its frequent digressions into issues of morality and gossipy, 4/5. About Pliny the Elder: The Natural History Book VII (with Book VIII ) Pliny the Elder's Natural History is a vast encyclopaedia, surveying natural phenomena from cosmology to biology.

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and writer, is author of the encyclopedic Natural History, in 37 books, an unrivaled compendium of Roman knowledge. The contents of the books are as follows. Book 1:. Book VII of The Natural History provides a detailed examination of the human animal and is crucial to understanding the work as a whole.

In Pliny's eyes, mankind 'for whose sake nature was Brand: Bloomsbury Academic. Pliny the Elder, who died during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., wrote a long account in 37 books of everything that the Romans knew about the world around them - in the words of his nephew Pliny the Younger, "a comprehensive and learned work, covering as wide a field as Nature herself".The.

Although Pliny did not distinguish between fact, opinion, and speculation in his volume treatise, he can be credited with the creation of the first scientific centuries the Natural History.

Pliny's Natural History is an astonishingly ambitious work that ranges from astronomy to art and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute observation with often wild speculation, it offers a fascinating /5(46). Pliny: Natural History. arte naturam 1 faciente, succurrit mirari nihil paene non igni perfici.

accipit harenas, ex quibus aliubi vitrum, aliubi argentum, aliubi minium, aliubi plumbi genera, aliubi pigmenta, aliubi. Drawn entirely by Zelinsky and derived from Pliny the Elder's celebrated Natural History, this book tells the tale of Lion and Stoat--the two greatest artists who ever lived--who compete for immortality.

Natural history, but not as we know it. As one of the BHL's founding institutional members, the Museum has digitised its copy of Historia Naturalis, which in turn will be the BHL's oldest digitised .INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST.

by Pliny Earle Goddard, Late Curator of Ethnology. American Museum of Natural History / Handbook Series no. 2 (Fourth Edition). by Goddard, Pliny Earle and a great .Pliny the Elder wrote the world’s first encyclopedia.

His Natural History contained over a million words in 37 volumes. Pliny attempted to document all known facts about the natural world. He claimed to have .