Pliny s natural history pdf book

The digital loeb classical library extends the founding mission of james loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in greek and latin literature. Bibliographers manual of english literature, is almost certa an enlarged. The natural history of pliny volume 3 digital collections. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover all ancient knowledge. The natural history of pliny, volume 1 of 6 by the elder pliny. Pomponius secundus, in two books, a person by whom he had been. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project. Publication date 184749 topics natural history publisher. The world, and this whatever other name men have chosen to designate the sky whose vaulted roof encircles the universe is fitly believed to be a deity, eternal, immeasurable, a being that never began. Read more about the sites features pliny the elder 2379 ce, tireless researcher and writer, is author of the encyclopedic natural history, in 37 books, an unrivaled. Even the errors of these authors are a portion of the history of nature, and plinys record of them. To modern eyes, plinys mode of conducting his x preface. The natural history of pliny, volume 1 of 6 by the elder pliny free.

The natural history was one of the first ancient european texts to be printed, in venice in 1469. Historical traditions at wells, 1464, 1470, 1497 pdf. An illustration of a computer application window wayback machine an illustration of an open book. I ran a first proofreading pass immediately after entering each book, so that the text of all the books is quite good already. The first ten books of plinys great work were probably put in their. Pliny the elder, the natural history john bostock, m. Pliny himself defines his scope as the natural world, or life. The works subject area is thus not limited to what is today understood by natural history. The natural history of pliny digital collections national library of. Philemon hollands english translation of 1605 has influenced literature ever since. Internet archive bookreader plinys natural history.

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