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The Natural History Volume 3

Pliny the Elder

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Genres:

Nature

Description:

Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of the contents. The scheme of his great work is vast and comprehensive, being nothing short of an encyclopedia of learning and of art so far as they are connected with nature or draw their materials from nature. The work divides neatly into the organic world of plants and animals, and the realm of inorganic matter, although there are frequent digressions in each section. He is especially interested in not just describing the occurrence of plants, animals and insects, but also their exploitation (or abuse) by man, especially Romans. The description of metals and minerals is particularly detailed, and valuable for the history of science as being the most extensive compilation still available from the ancient world. (Summary from Wikipedia) This third volume includes books eleven to fifteen, covering the following subjects: Book 11 - The various kinds of insects Book 12 - The natural history of trees Book 13 - The natural history of exotic trees and an account of unguents Book 14 - The natural history of the fruit trees Book 15 - The natural history of the fruit trees

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

48:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:32