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Pliny the Elder

Works: 3,472 works in 6,966 publications in 7 languages and 37,072 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Arranger, Attributed name, Dubious author, Dedicatee, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH41, 878
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Natural history by Pliny ( Book )
97 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PLINY, the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 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 went to get a closer view and to rescue friends. Tireless worker, reader, and writer, he was author of works now lost; but his great Natural History in 37 books with its vast collection of facts (and alleged facts) survives -- a mine of information despite its uncritical character. 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 ehtnography of the known world; 7: anthropology and 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
Histoire naturelle by Pliny ( Book )
49 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Elder Pliny's chapters on the history of art by Pliny ( Book )
50 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elder Pliny on the human animal Natural history, book 7 by Pliny ( )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pliny the Elder's fascination with the world around him resulted in his death in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, but his Natural History was to remain influential for centuries after his death. Central to Pliny's thought was the relationship between man and nature, highlighted in his study of the human race in Book 7, where he ponders topics as diverse as monstrous races, sex changes, breech births and near-death experiences. This volume provides the first detailed. commentary on this key book, together with a translation and introduction, and highlights its interest and importance as a cul
C. Plini Secundi Naturalis historiae libri XXXVII by Pliny ( Book )
102 editions published between 1778 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire naturelle by Pliny ( Book )
106 editions published between 1829 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pline l'Ancien (23-79 de notre ère) est le plus grand encyclopédiste de l'Antiquité. Des 37 livres de son Histoire naturelle, le choix des textes retenus ici permet au lecteur de faire une synthèse de la pensée, de la culture antiques à l'apogée de l'Empire romain. Mais ce livre n'a pas seulement une valeur historique : l'anthologie en dégage tout ce qui reste vivant aujourd'hui
Natural history; an account by a Roman of what Romans knew and did and valued by Pliny ( Book )
3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from The history of the world, commonly called The natural history of C. Plinius Secundus by Pliny ( Book )
5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The natural history of Pliny by Pliny ( Book )
19 editions published between 1855 and 1967 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caii Plinii Secundi Historiæ naturalis libri XXXVII by Pliny ( Book )
72 editions published between 1685 and 1841 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The historie of the world, commonly called, the naturall historie of C. Plinius Secundus by Pliny ( Book )
39 editions published between 1600 and 1973 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
C. Plinii Secundi Historiæ mundi libri XXXVII. by Pliny ( Book )
137 editions published between 1525 and 1669 in 7 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturkunde by Pliny ( Book )
73 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pliny's natural history; a selection from Philemon Holland's translation by Pliny ( Book )
6 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire naturelle : livre III by Pliny ( Book )
23 editions published between 1852 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les livres III à VI de l' Histoire naturelle sont consacrés à la géographie du monde connu. Dans sa description, Pline part des Colonnes d'Hercule, l'actuel détroit de Gibraltar, et parcourt l'Europe dans les livres III et IV
C. Plinii Secundi Naturalis historia by Pliny ( Book )
26 editions published between 1866 and 1992 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia naturalis by Pliny ( Book )
56 editions published between 1469 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inventorum natura : the wonderful voyage of Pliny by Una Woodruff ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fictitious account of encounters with fantastic creatures, written in the style of Pliny's Historia Naturalis
The elder Pliny's chapters on chemical subjects by Pliny ( Book )
6 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Caius Plinius Secundus
Caius Plinius Secundus 0023-0079
Caius Plinius Secundus, ca 23-79
Cai͏̈us Plinius Secundus, major
Cajus Plinius Secundus.
Cayo Plinio Segundo
Gai Plini Segon, ca. 24-79
Gaĭ Pliniĭ Sekund Starshiĭ
Gaio Plinio Secondo
Gaio Plinio Secondo 0023-0079
Gaius Plinius Secundus
Gaius Plinius Secundus, 23-79
Gaius Plinius Secundus, ca 23-79
Gaius Plinius Secundus Major
Gaius Plinius Secundus Major 0023-0079
Gajus Plinius Secundus, ca 23-79
Pline 0023-0079
Pline, ... 23-79
Pline, Caius 23-79
Pline, l' Ancien, ca 23-79
Pline, l'Ancien
Pline, l'Ancien, 23/24-79 na Chr.
Pline, l'Ancien, 23-79
Pline l'Ancien, ca 23-ca 79
Pline, l'Ancien, ca. 24-79
Pline le Naturaliste 23-79
Plini, el Vell
Plini, el Vell, ca. 24-79
Plini, Maior, ca. 24-79
Plini Segon, Gai
Plini Segon, Gai, 23-79
Pliniĭ Starshiĭ, Gaĭ Sekund
Plinio 23-79
Plinio, el Viejo
Plinio el Viejo 23-79
Plinio, el Viejo, ca. 24-79
Plinio, Gaio Secondo 23-79
Plinio, il Vecchio
Plinio, il Vecchio, 23-79
Plinio, il Vecchio, ca 23-79
Plinio, il Vecchio, ca. 24-79
Plinio, o Antigo, ca. 24-79
Plínio, o Velho
Plinio Secondo, G., ca. 24-79
Plinio Secondo, Gaio
Plinio Secundo, Caio 23-79
Plinio Segundo, Cayo
Plinio Segundo, Cayo, ca. 24-79
Plinius 0023-0079
Plinius, 23/24-79 na Chr.
Plinius, Caius Secundus.
Plinius Cajus
Plinius Cajus Secundus
Plinius, den äldre, ca 23-79
Plinius, der Ältere, 23/24-79 na Chr.
Plinius der Ältere 23-79
Plinius Gajus
Plinius Maior
Plinius, Maior, 23/24-79 na Chr.
Plinius Maior, 23-79
Plinius Maior, Gaius, ca 23-ca 79
Plinius Major 0023-0079
Plinius Major 23-79
Plinius Rerum Naturalium Scriptor 23-79
Plinius Secundus.
Plinius Secundus, ... 23-79
Plinius Secundus, C.
Plinius Secundus, C. 23-79
Plinius Secundus, C. (Cais), 23-79
Plinius Secundus, C. (Gaius)
Plinius Secundus, Caius 23-79
Plinius Secundus, Caius, ca. 24-79
Plinius Secundus, Caius, d.ä., ca 23-79
Plinius Secundus, Cai͏̈us, major
Plinius Secundus, Caius Major 23-79
Plinius Secundus Cajus
Plinius Secundus, Cajus 23-79
Plinius Secundus Cajus major
Plinius Secundus d. Ä
Plinius Secundus der Ältere
Plinius Secundus, der Ältere, 23-79
Plinius Secundus, der Ältere, ca 23-79
Plinius Secundus, Gaius
Plinius Secundus, Gaius, d.ä., ca 23-79
Plinius Secundus, Gaius der Ältere 23-79
Plinius Secundus, Gajus 23-79
Plinius Secundus, Gajus, d.ä., ca 23-79
Plinius Secundus maior
Plinius Secundus Maior 23-79
Plinius Secundus Major
Plinius Secundus Major 0023-0079
Plinius Secundus Novocomenis.
Plinius senior
Plinius Starší, ca 23-ca 79
Pliniusz, K. Starszy
Pliniusz Starszy.
Pliniusz Starszy K.
Pliny, 0023-0079
Pliny, 23/24-79 na Chr.
Pliny 23-79
Pliny, Elder
Pliny, the Elder
Pliny, the Elder, 23/24-79 na Chr.
Pliny, the Elder, 23-79
Pliny, the Elder, ca 23-79
Pliny, the Elder, ca. 24-79
Plynius Secundus, C.
Plynius Secundus, Caius 23-79
Plynius Secundus, Gaius 23-79
Secundus, C. Plinius (Cais Plinius), 23-79
Secundus, C. Plinius (Gaius Plinius)
Secundus, Caius P. 23-79
Secundus, Caius Plinius
Secundus, Caius Plinius 23-79
Secundus, Caius Plinius, ca 23-79
Secundus, Gaius P. 23-79
Secundus, Gaius Plinius
Secundus, Gaius Plinius 23-79
Secundus, Gaius Plinius, ca 23-79
Secundus, Gajus Plinius, ca 23-79
Segundo, Cayo Plinio
Плиний, Старший, 23-79
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