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Natural History

Author : Pliny (the Elder.)
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Presents a view of the world in the first century AD, covering such topics as astronomy, geography, art, and zoology.

The Natural History of Pliny

Author : Pliny (the Elder.)
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Natural History

Author : Pliny the Elder
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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 view of the world as it was understood in the first century AD, whether describing the danger of diving for sponges, the first water-clock, or the use of asses' milk to remove wrinkles. Pliny himself died while investigating the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in AD 79, and the natural curiosity that brought about his death is also very much evident in the Natural History - a book that proved highly influential right up until the Renaissance and that his nephew, Pliny the younger, described 'as full of variety as nature itself'.

Pliny the Elder on Science and Technology

Author : John F. Healy
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The Elder Pliny's Natural History greatly influenced the content and character of subsequent technical literature. He has received little attention since the 1920s and this book is an overdue reassessment of Pliny's ideas and his text. Pliny had to adapt Latin and Greek to his scientific theories and this has rendered parts of his text ambiguous. Healy includes a detailed study of the technical language and also modern experiments simulating Pliny's techniques.

Complete Works of Pliny the Elder

Author : Pliny the Elder
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The Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder's encyclopaedic 'Natural History', composed in 37 books, remains an unrivalled compendium of Roman knowledge. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Pliny's complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Pliny's life and worksFeatures the complete extant works of Pliny, in both English translation and the original LatinConcise introduction to the 'Natural History''Natural History' translated by John Bostock and Henry Thomas Riley, 1855Excellent formatting of the textsDetailed table of contents for the entire 37 booksEasily locate the chapters you want to readFeatures two bonus biographies - discover Pliny's ancient worldScholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titlesCONTENTS:The TranslationsNATURAL HISTORYThe Latin TextCONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXTThe BiographiesTHE LIFE OF PLINY by SuetoniusINTRODUCTION TO PLINY THE ELDER by H. RackhamPlease visit delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Pliny the Elder s Natural History

Author : Trevor Murphy
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The most important surviving encyclopedia from the ancient world, Pliny the Elder's Natural History is unparalleled as a guide to the cultural meanings of everyday things in first-century Rome. As part of a new direction in classical scholarship, Trevor Murphy reads the work not just for the information it contains, but to understand how and why Pliny collects and presents information as he does. Concentrating on the geographic and ethnographic information in Pliny, Murphy demonstrates the work's political importance. The selection and arrangement of the encyclopedia's material show that it is more than an instrument of reference: it is a monument to the power of Roman imperial society.

Pliny the Elder The Natural History Book VII with Book VIII 1 34

Author : Pliny the Pliny the Elder
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Pliny the Elder's Natural History is a vast encyclopaedia, surveying natural phenomena from cosmology to biology, medicine to magic. Direct observation, informed speculation and common knowledge are combined to present a key snapshot of ancient thought and the Romans' perspective on the world around them. 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 created', represents the basis for which the natural world was founded and structured. As a result, the book provides valuable insight into the extraordinary complex of ideas and beliefs that were current in Pliny's era. One of the most interesting transitions of subject in The Natural History is that from man to animals (between Books VII and VIII) and for this reason the section on elephants at the beginning of Book VIII is included here, to show how Pliny moves on to his account of the animal he considers 'nearest to the human disposition'. This edition provides the full Latin text accompanied by commentary notes that provide linguistic help and explanations, plus vocabulary lists of Latin terms and an index of proper names. The in-depth introduction provides valuable details about the work's historical, scientific and literary context, as well as an overview of the work's legacy and reception.

Pliny s Natural History In Thirty seven Books

Author : Pliny (the Elder.)
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Pliny the Elder The Natural History Book VII with Book VIII 1 34

Author : Tyler T. Travillian
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Pliny the Elder's Natural History is a vast encyclopedia, surveying natural phenomena from cosmology, biology, medicine to magic. Direct observation, informed speculation and common knowledge are combined to present a key snapshot of ancient thought and the Romans' perspective on the world around them. 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 created' represents the basis for which the natural world was founded and structured. As a result, the book provides valuable insight into the extraordinary complex of ideas and beliefs which were current in Pliny's era. This edition provides the full Latin text accompanied by commentary notes that provide linguistic help and explanations, plus vocabulary lists of Latin and Greek terms, and a list of all proper names. The in-depth introduction provides valuable details about the historical, scientific and literary context, as well as an overview of the work's legacy and reception.

The Natural History of Pliny

Author : Gaius Plinius Secundus
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