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Pliny the Elder

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Works: 4,911 works in 12,155 publications in 9 languages and 52,489 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Dubious author, Arranger, Dedicatee, Attributed name, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Translator, Annotator, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: QH41, 878.9
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Most widely held works about Pliny
 
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The Elder Pliny's chapters on the history of art by Pliny( Book )

72 editions published between 1075 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Plini Secundi Naturalis historiae libri XXXVII by Pliny( Book )

219 editions published between 1469 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire naturelle by Pliny( Book )

171 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ouvrage unique en son temps par son ampleur et son ambition, l’Histoire naturelle fut souvent considérée, peut-être hâtivement, comme la première encyclopédie. Elle a irrigué toute la pensée occidentale, et chacun peut y trouver son compte. Flaubert déclare l’avoir lue et relue "en entier" pour écrire Salammbô. Goscinny et Uderzo lui doivent l’épisode d'Astérix et Cléopâtre au cours duquel la reine se régale de perles dissoutes dans le vinaigre. L’historien des sciences accède à travers elle à la somme des savoirs antiques. Le curieux y apprend comment soigner la cataracte à l'aide de la cendre d'os de seiche, comment les pyramides ont été construites (de cela aussi Astérix se souvient) ou comment vivaient les Blemmyes, ces hommes sans visage dont la poitrine s'ornait d'une paire d'yeux et d'une bouche. L’artiste ou le poète, enfin, y découvre le mythe de la naissance du portrait : une jeune fille, amoureuse d'un jeune homme qui partait pour l'étranger, entoura d'un trait l'ombre de son visage projetée sur le mur par la lumière d'une lampe. Pour tous, l’Histoire naturelle, reflet des rapports de l’homme avec la nature et avec le monde, est une inestimable source de connaissances et de rêverie sur l'esprit et l'imaginaire de la civilisation qui l'a produite. Né en 23, resté célèbre pour sa mort lors de l'éruption du Vésuve de 79 aussi bien que pour son grand œuvre, Pline «communique à ses lecteurs une certaine liberté d’esprit, une hardiesse de penser qui est le germe de la Philosophie» (Buffon). Pour pénétrer et se mouvoir dans ce monument, ici intégralement retraduit, on choisira, selon l’humeur ou les besoins, de se fier au sommaire détaillé du livre I ou d’utiliser l’ingénieux index des matières grâce auquel les innombrables sujets abordés s’offrent aisément à la curiosité
Histoire naturelle : livre III by Pliny( Book )

83 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 497 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
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 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the history of the world, commonly called The natural history of C. Plinius Secundus by Pliny( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historie of the world : commonly called, The naturall historie of C. Plinius Secundus by Pliny( Book )

67 editions published between 1601 and 1973 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holland's monumental English translation of Pliny was dedicated to Sire Robert Cecil, then Queen Elizabeth's Principal Secretary. This encyclopedia of ancient knowledge about the natural world had not been translated into English before, and it would not be again for 250 years. Holland is still the only translator of this work to attempt to evoke it literary richness and beauty."--Note from bookseller
Natural history, a selection by Pliny( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia naturalis by Pliny( Book )

138 editions published between 1469 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Plinii Secundi Historiæ mundi libri XXXVII. by Pliny( Book )

128 editions published between 1535 and 1616 in 4 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of Pliny by Pliny( Book )

6 editions published between 1855 and 1967 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire naturelle by Pliny( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Écrivain et naturaliste latin, Pline (23-79 ap. J. -C.) est l'auteur d'une monumentale oeuvre encyclopédique, l'Histoire naturelle. Le livre XXXV est une source presque unique pour l'histoire de l'art antique, apportant des données biographiques et des jugements critiques sur des artistes grecs très connus, des descriptions d’œuvres aujourd'hui disparues et enfin des informations sur les matériaux et les techniques employés dans l'Antiquité. Ce texte, considéré comme l'un des premiers traités d'histoire de l'art, a été l'une des grandes sources d'inspiration des humanistes de la Renaissance (Vasari, Léonard de Vinci, etc.). Plus près de nous, certains, comme Jean Paulhan, ont fait de Pline... et d'Apollinaire les pères du cubisme et de l'art abstrait. -- 4ème de couverture
The elder Pliny on the human animal : Natural history, book 7 by Pliny( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seventh book of Pliny's Natural History, his magisterial survey of nature, records his researches into the human race. Book 7 encapsulates the core of the complex and ambivalent relationship between nature and her human prodigy. Although structured around the human natural life cycle, Pliny's enquiries go far beyond a purely biological description to reveal the cultural belief system of the Roman world in the first century A.D. with a detail and variety unmatched by any other ancient record. The present study, the first detailed commentary on Book 7, is intended to highlight the cultural importance of Pliny's text. While giving due emphasis to Pliny's comments on 'mainstream' historical data involving well-known individuals and events, it focuses in particular on the off-beat, the curious, and the obscure, where investigation frequently reveals a complex substratum of ancient beliefs and ideas. As a result, fresh light is shed on the popular cultural heritage of Pliny's era, much of which was already of considerable antiquity, and may also, in some cases, reach beyond the confines of early imperial Rome to offer analogies with other cultures and eras."--Jacket
Caii Plinii Secundi Historiæ naturalis libri XXXVII by Pliny( Book )

94 editions published between 1473 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire naturelle by Pliny( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Latin and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reden und Schweigen; römische Religion bei Plinius Maior by Thomas Köves-Zulauf( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die germanische Urgeschichte in Tacitus Germania by Eduard Norden( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pliny the Elder on science and technology by John F Healy( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This is the first major re-assessment of Pliny the scientist since Bailey's publication in the late 1920s. Modern experiments, simulating the techniques described by Pliny, and an in-depth study of his development of a technical language, confirm his unique contribution to our knowledge of science in early imperial Rome. Pliny does not, in general, understand the principles underlying the phenomena he observes but makes a significant input - especially in the fields of crystallography, chemistry, and physics as well as of the earth sciences - from which beginnings those scientific disciplines were to evolve many centuries later."--Jacket
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Natural history, a selection
Alternative Names
Böyük Pliniy

Caio Plínio Segundo

Caius Plinius Secundus

Caius Plinius Secundus 0023-0079

Caius Plinius Secundus 23-79

Caius Plinius Secundus ca 23-79

Caïus Plinius Secundus major

Caius Plinius Secundus Major 23-79

Caius Plinius Secundus ок.24-79

Cajus Plinius Secundus.

Cayo Plinio Segundo

Cayo Plinio Segundo 23-ca.79

Elder Pliny

Gai Plin Sekundi

Gai Plini Segon ca. 24-79

Gaǐ Pliniǐ Sekund Starshiǐ

Gai Plinii Sekund Starshii 23-ca.79

Gaio Plinio Secondo

Gaio Plinio Secondo 0023-0079

Gaius

Gaius 23-79 Plinius Secundus

Gaius Plinius Caesar Secundus

Gaius Plinius Secundus

Gaius Plinius Secundus 23-79

Gaius Plinius Secundus 23-ca.79

Gaius Plinius Secundus ca 23-79

Gaius Plinius Secundus Major

Gaius Plinius Secundus Major 0023-0079

Gajus Plinius Secundus ca 23-79

Pline.

Pline 0023-0079

Pline 23/24-79 na Chr l'Ancien

Pline 23-79

Pline 23-79 lÁncien

Pline 23-79 le Naturaliste

Pline ca 23-79 l' Ancien

Pline ca. 24-79 l'Ancien

Pline, Caius

Pline, Caius 23-79

Pline, l' Ancien, ca 23-79

Pline l'Ancien.

Pline, l'Ancien, 23/24-79 na Chr.

Pline lÁncien 23-79

Pline l'Ancien asi 23-asi 79

Pline, l'Ancien, ca. 24-79

Pline l'Ancien naturaliste, philosophe, auteur romain

Pline le Naturaliste 23-79

Pline Second, C. 23-79

Plini ca. 24-79 el Vell

Plini ca. 24-79 Maior

Plini el Vell

Plini, el Vell, ca. 24-79

Plini lo Vièlh

Plini, Maior, ca. 24-79

Plini Segon, Gai

Plini Segon, Gai 23-79

Plinias Mór

Pliniǐ

Plinii 23-ca.79

Pliniǐ Starshiǐ, Gaǐ Sekund

Plinii Starshii, Gai Sekund 23-ca.79

Plinij 23-79

Plinij starejši

Plinije Stariji

Plinije Stariji 23-79

Plīnijs Vecākais

Plinijus Vyresnysis

Plinio

Plinio 23-79

Plinio 23-79 el Viejo

Plinio 23-79 il Vecchio

Plinio 23-ca.79 il Vecchio

Plinio ca 23-79 il Vecchio

Plinio ca. 24-79 el Viejo

Plinio ca. 24-79 il Vecchio

Plinio ca. 24-79 o Antigo

Plinio el Viejo

Plinio el Viejo 23-79

Plinio, el Viejo, ca. 24-79

Plinio el Viejo militar y científico romano

Plinio, Gaio Secondo

Plinio, Gaio Secondo 23-79

Plinio il vecchio

Plinio il Vecchio 23-79

Plinio, il Vecchio, 23-ca.79

Plinio, il Vecchio, ca 23-79

Plinio, il Vecchio, ca. 24-79

Plinio il Vecchio scrittore romano

Plinio la Maljuna

Plinio Napoletano 23-79

Plinio nga magurang

Plinio, o Antigo, ca. 24-79

Plínio o Velho

Plinio o Vello

Plinio 'o Viecchio

Plinio o Viello

Plinio Secondo , Caio

Plinio Secondo, G. ca. 24-79

Plinio Secondo , Gaio

Plinio Secondo, Gaio 23-79

Plinio Secundo, Caio

Plinio Secundo, Caio 23-79

Plinio Segundo, C.

Plinio Segundo, Cayo

Plinio Segundo, Cayo 23-79

Plinio Segundo, Cayo 23-ca.79

Plinio Segundo, Cayo ca. 24-79

Plinio Zaharra

Pliniu'l Vieyu

Plinius

Plinius 0023-0079

Plinius 23/24-79 na Chr

Plinius 23/24-79 na Chr der Ältere

Plinius 23/24-79 na Chr Maior

Plinius 23-79

Plinius 23-79 der Aeltere

Plinius 23-79 der Ältere

Plinius 23-79 Maior

Plinius 23-79 major

Plinius 23-79 Rerum Naturalium Scriptor

Plinius an Henañ

Plinius, C. 23-79

Plinius ca 23-79 den äldre

Plinius, Caius

Plinius, Caius 23-79

Plinius, Caius Secundus

Plinius, Caius Secundus 23-79

Plinius, Cajus

Plinius Cajus Secundus

Plinius cel Bătrân

Plinius d. Ä. 23-79

Plinius de Alde

Plinius de Oudere schrijver uit Oude Rome (23-79)

Plinius den ældre

Plinius den äldre

Plinius, den äldre, ca 23-79

Plinius den eldre

Plinius den eldre romersk forfatter og vitenskapsmann

Plinius, der Ältere, 23/24-79 na Chr.

Plinius der Ältere 23-79

Plinius der Ältere römischer Gelehrter und Geschichtsschreiber

Plinius die ouere

Plinius dr Elter

Plinius d'r Owwere

Plinius eldri

Plinius Florentino-Pragensis 23-79

Plinius Florentinus-Pragensis 23-79

Plinius Gaius Secundus

Plinius Gajus

Plinius il Vegl

Plinius il vieli

Plinius l'Ancien

Plinius Maior

Plinius, Maior, 23/24-79 na Chr.

Plinius Maior 23-79

Plinius Maior, Gaius asi 23-asi 79

Plinius Maior ок.24-79

Plinius Major 0023-0079

Plinius Major 23-79

Plinius Rerum Naturalium Scriptor 23-79

Plinius Secundius 23-79 Senioris

Plinius Secundius Senioris 23-79

Plinius Secundus.

Plinius Secundus 23-79

Plinius Secundus 23-79 der Ältere

Plinius Secundus 23-79 Maior

Plinius Secundus, C.

Plinius Secundus, C. 23-79

Plinius Secundus, C. 23-ca.79

Plinius Secundus, C. (Cais)

Plinius Secundus, C. (Cais), 23-79

Plinius Secundus, C. (Gaius)

Plinius Secundus ca 23-79 der Ältere

Plinius Secundus , Caius

Plinius Secundus, Caius, 23/24-79 na Chr.

Plinius Secundus, Caius 23-79

Plinius Secundus, Caius 23-79 Major

Plinius Secundus, Caius ca 23-79 d.ä

Plinius Secundus, Caius ca. 24-79

Plinius Secundus, Caius, d.ä., ca 23-79

Plinius Secundus, Caïus 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 d. Ä., G.

Plinius Secundus der Ältere

Plinius Secundus der Ältere 23-79

Plinius Secundus, der Ältere, ca 23-79

Plinius Secundus Gaius

Plinius Secundus, Gaius 23-79

Plinius Secundus, Gaius 23-79 der Ältere

Plinius Secundus, Gaius ca 23-79 d.ä

Plinius Secundus, Gaius, d.ä., ca 23-79

Plinius Secundus, Gaius der Ältere 23-79

Plinius Secundus, Gaius Maior 23-79

Plinius Secundus, Gajus

Plinius Secundus, Gajus 23-79

Plinius Secundus, Gajus ca 23-79 d.ä

Plinius Secundus, Gajus, d.ä., ca 23-79

Plinius Secundus maior

Plinius Secundus Maior 23-79

Plinius Secundus Maior, C. 23-79

Plinius Secundus Major

Plinius Secundus Major 0023-0079

Plinius Secundus Novocomenis.

Plinius senior

Plinius Senior 23-79

Plinius starší

Plinius starší 23-79

Plinius Starší asi 23-asi 79

Plinius Vanem

Plinius vanhempi

Plinius yang Tua

Plinius yr Hynaf

Pliniusz.

Pliniusz, K. Starszy

Pliniusz Starszy

Pliniusz Starszy K.

Pliniusz Starszy rzymski erudyta, pisarz

Plinjusz

Pliny.

Pliny 0023-0079

Pliny 23/24-79 na Chr

Pliny 23/24-79 na Chr the Elder

Pliny 23-79

Pliny 23-79 the Elder

Pliny 23-ca.79 the Elder

Pliny ca 23-79 the Elder

Pliny ca. 24-79 the Elder

Pliny the Elder

Pliny, the Elder, 23/24-79 na Chr.

Pliny the Elder 23-79

Pliny, the Elder, 23-ca.79

Pliny, the Elder, ca 23-79

Pliny, the Elder, ca. 24-79

Pliny the Elder Roman military commander

Pliny the Elder ок.24-79

Plynius Secundus, C.

Plynius Secundus, Caius

Plynius Secundus, Caius 23-79

Plynius Secundus, Gaius

Plynius Secundus, Gaius 23-79

Secundus, C. Plinius

Secundus, C. Plinius 23-79

Secundus, C. Plinius 23-ca.79

Secundus, C. Plinius (Cais Plinius)

Secundus, C. Plinius (Cais Plinius), 23-79

Secundus, C. Plinius (Cais Plinius), 23-ca.79

Secundus, C. Plinius (Gaius Plinius)

Secundus, Cais Plinius

Secundus, Cais Plinius 23-ca.79

Secundus, Caius P.

Secundus, Caius P. 23-79

Secundus, Caius Plinius

Secundus, Caius Plinius 23-79

Secundus, Caius Plinius ca 23-79

Secundus, Gaius P.

Secundus, Gaius P. 23-79

Secundus, Gaius Plinius

Secundus, Gaius Plinius 23-79

Secundus, Gaius Plinius 23-ca.79

Secundus, Gaius Plinius ca 23-79

Secundus, Gajus Plinius ca 23-79

Segundo, Cayo Plinio

Segundo, Cayo Plinio 23-ca.79

Segundo, Gayo Plinio 23-ca.79

Πλίνιος ο Πρεσβύτερος

Плиний 23-79 Старший

Плиний Стари

Плиний, Старший, 23-79

Плиний Старший Г. С

Плиний Старший Г. С. ок.24-79

Плиний Старший римский писатель-эрудит, философ

Плинийи Калон

Плиниј Постариот

Плиније Старији

Пліній Старший

Пліній Старэйшы

Պլինիոս Ավագ

פליניוס דער עלטערער רוימישער שרייבער

פליניוס הזקן

بلينيوس الأكبر

پلینیوس نویسنده و تاریخ‌نگار در روم باستان

மூத்த பிளினி

പ്ലീനി

พลินีผู้อาวุโส

პლინიუს უნჩაში

პლინიუს უფროსი

대 플리니우스

플리니우스

ガイウス・プリニウス・セクンドゥス

プリニウス

プリニウス セクンドゥス, ガイウス

老普林尼

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Natural history, a selectionThe elder Pliny on the human animal : Natural history, book 7Pliny the Elder on science and technologyRoman nature : the thought of Pliny the ElderPompeii : a novelPliny the Elder on science and technologyPliny's encyclopedia : the reception of the Natural history