The Elder Pliny on the Human Animal : Natural History Book 7: Natural History Book 7

The Elder Pliny on the Human Animal : Natural History Book 7: Natural History Book 7

by Peter Brown
     
 

As a detailed study of the human animal, described by its author as the raison d'etre of nature, Book Seven of the elder Pliny's Natural History is crucial to the understanding of the work as a whole. In addition, however, it provides a valuable insight into the extraordinary complex of ideas and beliefs current in Pliny's era, many of which have resonances for other… See more details below

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As a detailed study of the human animal, described by its author as the raison d'etre of nature, Book Seven of the elder Pliny's Natural History is crucial to the understanding of the work as a whole. In addition, however, it provides a valuable insight into the extraordinary complex of ideas and beliefs current in Pliny's era, many of which have resonances for other eras and cultures. The present study includes a substantial introduction examining the background
to Pliny's life, thought, and writing, together with a modern English translation, and a detailed commentary which emphasizes the importance of Book Seven as possibly the most fascinating cultural record surviving from early imperial Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191518355
Publisher:
Ebsco Publishing
Publication date:
03/17/2005
Series:
Clarendon Ancient History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,103,686
File size:
1 MB

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