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Natural history. Vol.1, Preface and Books I-II

Natural history. Vol.1, Preface and Books I-II

Pliny, the Elder

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

Book. Multiple languages. English. Latin.
Published Cambridge, Mass; London: Harvard University Press, 1949
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Statement of responsibility: Pliny. Vol.1, Preface and Books I-II / with an English translation by H. Rackham
ISBN: 0674993640, 9780674993648
Note: Originally published 1944.
Language note: Parallel Latin text with an English translation.
Physical Description: xiv,378p. ; 17 cm.
Series: Loeb classical library ; 330
Uniform Title: Naturalis historia. English & Latin


  1. Bibliographical Note (1991)
  2. Introduction
  3. Natural History
  4. Pliny's Preface
  5. Book I
  6. Book II
  7. Index