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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: table of contents of the others and of authorities; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the known world; 7: anthropo
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Hardcover, 362 pages
Published January 1st 1962 by Harvard University Press
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NATURAL HISTORY: Volume V. Books 33 – 37. (79AD). Pliny, the Elderf. ****.
Ta-Da. This is the final volume In Pliny’s great work on Natural History. It was a relatively quick read since most of the space was taken up by three huge indices. Pliny finished this work shortly before his death as the result of the eruption of Vesuvius at his house on the Bay of Naples. Much of it has been discredited, but it still represented the state of knowledge at the time. The final books covered the following to
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I probably liked this and the penultimate volume best because of the information given of ancient painters and sculptors, paintings and statuary.
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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. Spending most of his spare time studying, writing or investigating natural and geographic phenomena in the field, he wrote an encyclopedic work, ...more
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