Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic Natural History, in 37 books, an unmatched compendium of Roman wisdom. The contents of the books are as follows. ebook 1: desk of contents of the others and of gurus; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the identified international; 7: anthropology and the body structure of guy; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant items as utilized in drugs; 28-32: clinical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the high-quality arts, and gemstones.
The Loeb Classical Library version of traditional background is in ten volumes.
Read Online or Download Pliny: Natural History, Volume II, Books 3-7 (Loeb Classical Library No. 352) PDF
Similar Ancient Medieval Literature books
Crucial passages from the works of 4 "fathers of history"—Herodotus's heritage, Thucydides' historical past of the Peloponnesian struggle, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories.
Aristotle's probing inquiry into a number of the primary difficulties of philosophy, The Metaphysics is among the classical Greek foundation-stones of western inspiration The Metaphysics provides Aristotle's mature rejection of either the Platonic idea that what we understand is simply a faded mirrored image of fact and the hard-headed view that every one procedures are finally fabric.
With stylistic brilliance and ancient mind's eye, the 1st 5 books of Livy's huge historical past of Rome checklist occasions from the root of Rome in the course of the heritage of the seven kings, the institution of the Republic and its inner struggles, as much as Rome's restoration after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century B.
This booklet is an English model of 2 sequence of hugely acclaimed introductory lectures given by way of the good Swiss linguist and classical philologist Jacob Wackernagel (1853-1938) on the collage of Basle in 1918-19 on facets of Greek, Latin, and German as languages. Out of print in German considering the fact that 1996, those lectures stay the simplest on hand advent, in any language, not just to Greek, Latin, and comparative syntax but additionally to many subject matters within the background and pre-history of Greek and Latin, and their relatives with different languages.
Additional info for Pliny: Natural History, Volume II, Books 3-7 (Loeb Classical Library No. 352)