By Pliny, H. Rackham
Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic traditional historical past, 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 recognized global; 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: scientific zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the high quality arts, and gems. The Loeb Classical Library version of common heritage is in ten volumes.
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Xxviii— xxxi) Supremely distinguished exploits. Three supreme virtues in the same person, supreme innocence, supreme bravery, exceptional talents. Who are the wisest men ? (xxxii) The most useful rules of conduct. (xxxiii) Divination. (xxxiv-vi). The man deemed the best, the most chaste matrons instances of extreme piety. (xxxvii-ix) Cases of eminence in the sciences and arts, astronomy, philology, medicine, geometry, architecture, painting, sculpture in bronze, in marble, in ivory ; engraving.
An aqua terrae innexa. quae portio terrae circumdatus terrae oceanus. (Ixix) Mediam esse mundi terram. habitetur. ) De obliquitate zonarum. ) Ubi echpsis non appareant, climatum. gnomoet quare. Quae ratio diurnae lucis in terris nica de ea re. (Ixxv, vii) Ubi et quando nullae umbrae, ubi bis anno. ubi in contrarium umbrae ferantur. Ubi longissimi dies, ubi brevissimi. (Ixxviii) De primo horologio. (Ixxix) Quomodo observentur dies. (Ixxx) DifFerentia gentium ad rationem mundi. de terrae hiatibus.
I-iii) The world is it finite ? one ? its shape reason for its its motion name. (iv) The elements. (v) God. (vi) The planets—their nature. (vii) Eclipses, solar and iunar. Night. (viii-x) The stars their magnitude astronomical discoveries. (xi) The moon's motion. (xii-xvi). Motions of the planets theory of their light causes of apparent recession and approach general properties of planets reason for changes reason for of colour. (xvii) The sun's motion inequahty of days. (xviii) Thunderbolts, why attributed to Jove.