Natural History, Volume III: Books 8-11
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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...more
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published January 1st 1940 by Harvard University Press
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NATURAL HISTORY. Volume II, Books 8 – 16. (79 BC). Pliny, the Elder. ****.
I’m continuing to work my way through Pliny’s encyclopedia. This was a huge work for one man to have put together. Its value to our knowledge of the ancient world is invaluable. You do have to take the truth – as they knew it – along with the fiction, but the impact of this combined knowledge drove how men lived during the Roman times. Pliny didn’t arrange his entries alphabetically, like our modern encyclopedias, but by s...more
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