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Loeb Classical Library #394: Natural History: Volume IX. Books 33-35

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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 Loeb edition is in ten volumes, of which Volumes IV-VI contain the books related to country life. These are: Books 12-13, on trees: types, qualities, and uses; 14, vineyards and varieties of wine; 15, olives and olive oil and fruit trees; l6, forest trees and their products; 17, cultivated trees; 18-19, farming and vegetable gardening; 20, medicines obtained from garden plants; 21-22, flowers and herbs.

From Pliny we can learn much about the decorative arts in the age of Augustus. He provides information about the use of gold and silver in coins, jewelry, furnishings, and art (Book 33); bronze used in the decorative arts; notable statues (Book 34); painting and sculpture (Book 35); architecture (Book 36); jewels and precious stones (Book 37). These books are in volumes IX-X, which both have handy topical indexes.

Synopsis:

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; human anthropology and physiology; zoology; botany, agriculture, and horticulture; medicine; minerals, fine arts, and gemstones.

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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: 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.

About the Author

Plinythe Elder, Gains Plinius Secundus (Au 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 vent to get a closer view and to rescue friends.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Natural History

Book XXXIII

Book XXXIV

Book XXXV

Index Of Artists

Museographic Index

Index Of Minerals

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674994331
Translator:
Rackham, H.
Author:
Rackham, H.
Author:
Pliny
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
394
Publication Date:
January 1952
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Indexes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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; human anthropology and physiology; zoology; botany, agriculture, and horticulture; medicine; minerals, fine arts, and gemstones.
"Synopsis" by , 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: 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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