Pliny: Natural History, Volume VIII: Books 28-32. Index of Fishes. (Loeb Classical Library No. 418)

Pliny Natural History Volume VIII Books Index of Fishes Loeb Classical Library No Pliny the Elder tireless researcher and writer is author of the encyclopedic Natural History in books an unrivaled compendium of Roman knowledge The contents of the books are as follows Book

  • Title: Pliny: Natural History, Volume VIII: Books 28-32. Index of Fishes. (Loeb Classical Library No. 418)
  • Author: Pliny the Elder W.H.S. Jones
  • ISBN: 9780674994607
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 anthropoPliny 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 anthropology and the physiology of man 8 11 zoology 12 19 botany, agriculture, and horticulture 20 27 plant products as used in medicine 28 32 medical zoology 33 37 minerals and medicine , the fine arts, and gemstones.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Natural History is in ten volumes.

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    1. NATURAL HISTORY: Volume IV, Books 24 – 32. (79 AD). Pliny, the Elder. ****.Continuing with this massive read by Pliny, I continue to be overwhelmed at the amount of information that he gathered to generate this encyclopedia. I suspect that this work has been deeply mined by the pharmaceutical experts of the world to see if there are basis in fact for the various beneficial results claimed by the author. Most of the information is likely to be anecdotal, but I’m sure that follow-up was the no [...]

    2. The appendix note puts the whole thing into perspective. Pliny scorns the more scientific Grrek medicine, because many doctors would be quacks, and extols old Roman treatments which worked on faith alone, though there was a lot of credulity going round, so some probably worked. He gives the lot and from that lot you acquire a fairly good idea of the lives of people at the time.

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