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Author: Pliny, the Elder.; H Rackham
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1938-1963.
Series: Loeb classical library, 330, 352-353, 370-371, 392-394, 418-419.
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PLINY, the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23-79), a Roman of equestrian rank of Transpadane Gaul (N. Italy), was uncle of Pliny the letter writer. He pursued a career partly military in Germany, partly administrative in Gaul and Spain under the emperor Vespasian, and became prefect of the fleet at Misenum. He died in the eruption of Vesuvius when he went to get a closer view and to rescue friends. Tireless  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Pre-Linnean works
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Pliny, the Elder.
Natural history.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1938-63 [v. 10, 1962]
(OCoLC)578716495
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pliny, the Elder.; H Rackham
ISBN: 0674993640 9780674993648 0434993301 9780434993307 0674993888 9780674993884 0674993896 9780674993891 0674994086 9780674994089 0674994094 9780674994096 0674994310 9780674994317 0674994329 9780674994324 0674994604 9780674994607 0674994337 9780674994331 0674994612 9780674994614
OCLC Number: 313293
Language Note: Latin and English on opposite pages.
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 10 volumes ; 17 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1. Introduction ; Plinys preface ; Book I ; Book II --
Vol. 2. Prefatory note ; Introduction ; Book III ; Book IV ; Book V ; Book VI ; Book VII ; Index of people ; Geographical index --
Vol. 3. Preface ; Introduction ; Book VIII ; Book IX ; Book X ; Book XI ; Index ; Vol. 4. Introduction ; Book XII ; Book XIII ; Book XIV ; Book XV ; Book XVI ; Index of persons --
Vol. 5. Introduction ; Book XVII ; Book XVIII ; Book XIX ; Index ; Vol. 6. Preface ; Introduction ; Book XX ; Book XXI ; Book XXII ; Book XXIII ; Index --
Vol. 7. Preface ; Introduction ; Book XXIV ; Book XXV ; Book XXVI ; Book XXVII ; Additional notes ; Index of plants ; List of diseases and affections ; Index of names --
Vol 8. Introduction ; Book XXVIII ; Book XXIX ; Book XXX ; Book XXXI ; Book XXXII ; Additional notes ; Popular medicine in ancient Italy ; List of diseases and affections mentioned by Pliny ; Index of fishes --
Vol. 9. Introduction ; Book XXXIII ; Book XXXIV ; Book XXXV ; Index of artists Museographic ; Index of minerals --
Vol. 10. Preface ; Introduction ; Book XXXVI ; Book XXXVII ; Index of artists Museographic ; Index of architecture and engineering ; Index of minerals.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 330, 352-353, 370-371, 392-394, 418-419.
Other Titles: Naturalis historia.
Responsibility: Pliny ; with an English translation by H. Rackham.

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Pliny the Elder (23 79 CE) produced in his "Natural History" a vast compendium of Roman knowledge. Topics included are the mathematics and metrology of the universe; world geography and ethnography;  Read more...

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