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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 G. Bell in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural history -- Pre-Linnean works.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTranslated iwth copious notes and illustrations, by John Bostock and H. T. Riley.
    SeriesBohn"s classical library
    ContributionsBostock, John, 1773-1846., Riley, Henry T. 1816-1878.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH41 .P738
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7015374M
    LC Control Number10000948
    OCLC/WorldCa3101843

    Pliny's Natural History: An Account by a Roman of What Romans Knew and Did and Valued by Haberly, Loyd and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at dr-peshev.com 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: Book 1: Table of contents of the others and of authorities; Book 2: Mathematical and metrological survey of .

    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 recorded 20, pieces of information, although modern scholars say he underestimated his own output. Pliny, the Elder: Pliny's natural history in thirty-seven books / (London: Barclay, ), also by Philemon Holland and Wernerian Club (page images at HathiTrust) Pliny, the Elder: Selections from The history of the world, commonly called The natural history of C. Plinius Secundus.

    Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny the Elder starting at $ The Natural History of Pliny has 1 available editions to buy at AlibrisAuthor: Pliny The Elder.


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Oct 14,  · The Natural History of Pliny Paperback – October 14, by The Elder Pliny (Creator) out of 5 stars 2 ratings4/5(2). Jan 26,  · This book was originally published prior toand represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work.4/5(2).

Jun 30,  · Pliny the Elder 44 followers Gaius Plinius Secundus (23 AD – August 25, 79 AD), better known as Pliny the Elder, was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian/5.

Pliny the Elder has books on Goodreads with ratings. Pliny the Elder’s most popular book is Natural History: A Selection. The Natural History of Pliny, Volume 5 Bohn's classical library The Natural History of Pliny, Pliny (the Elder.) Author: Pliny (the Elder) Publisher: G.

Bell & Sons, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Apr 29, Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Feb 22,  · Pliny's Natural history. In thirty-seven books by Pliny, the Elder; Wernerian Club; Holland, Philemon, Pages: book xii. the natural history of trees book xiii.

the natural history of exotic trees, and an account of unguents. book xiv. the natural history of the fruit trees. book xv. the natural history of the fruit-trees. book xvi. the natural history of the forest trees. book xvii. the natural history of the cultivated trees. book xviii.

the natural history of grain. book xix. Rivers, Ladon, issuing out of the Fens of Pheneus, Erymanthus out of a Mountain of the same Name, running both down into Alpheus.

The rest of the Cities to be named in Achaea, Aliphiraei, Albeatae, Pyrgerises, Pareatse, Paragenitiae, Tortuni, Typansei, Thryasii, Trittenses. All BOOK IV.] History of. Most of the wonderful tales related in this Chapter may be found in Aulus Gellius, B.

We have an account, also, of the Arimaspi in Solinus, very nearly in the words of Pliny. We have some valuable remarks by Cuvier, on the account given by Pliny of the Arimaspi and the Griffins.

About 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 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.

Page - This table being first inclined, the leaves of papyrus are laid upon it lengthwise, as long, indeed, as the papyrus will admit of, the jagged edges being cut off at either end; after which a cross layer is placed over it, the same way, in fact, that hurdles are made.

When this is done, the leaves are pressed close together, and then dried in the sun. Natural History, encyclopaedic scientific work of dubious accuracy by Pliny the Elder, completed in 77 ce as Naturae historiae and conventionally known as Naturalis historia.

Although Pliny did not distinguish between fact, opinion, and speculation in his volume treatise, he can be credited with. Jan 02,  · 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 was largely complete by 77 CE, is divided into 37 books and covers such subjects as botany, zoology, and astronomy.

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. Jul 16,  · 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, 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.

Pliny's last work, according to his nephew, was the Naturalis Historia (literally "Natural History"), an encyclopedia into which he collected much of the knowledge of his time.

It comprised 37 books. His sources were personal experience, his own prior works (such as the work on Germany), and extracts from other dr-peshev.comen: Pliny the Younger (nephew, later adopted son). 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 'Natural History' has been translated into English by dr-peshev.comm, dr-peshev.com and dr-peshev.comlz in their Loeb. Dec 28,  · 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 Brand: Penguin UK.

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 dr-peshev.com: Bloomsbury Academic.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Apr 19,  · Excerpt from The Natural History of Pliny, Vol. 3: Translated, With Copious Notes and Illustrations Cup.

The generation of spiders Scorpions The stellio The grasshopper: that it has neither mouth nor outlet for food The wings of insects The beetle.

The glow-worm Other kinds of beetles Locusts Ants. About the.Nov 13,  · Buy The Natural History of Pliny by John Bostock, H. T. Riley (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(2).Nov 14,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Natural History of Pliny, Volume 5 (of 6) by the Elder Pliny - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.