Pliny the Elder


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Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history

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Among the casualties was the great scholar Pliny the Elder, whose nephew Pliny the Younger has given us a vivid account of the disaster in his Letters.
An encyclopedia called Prata ("Meadows"), a work like the Natural History of Pliny the Elder, was attributed to him and often quoted in late antiquity.
The Romans admired it, though the writer Pliny the Elder, who later came to a sticky end in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, said that it never tasted quite as good as when sipped on the banks of the great Rhone itself.
Pliny the Elder advocated two raw owl eggs, owls' eyes or sheep's lungs.
Pliny the Elder (AD 23-79) ascribed the invention of casks for wine to the people who lived at the foot of the Alps.
The story of Attilius and his unfulfilled love for Corelia is touching but the portrait of Pliny the Elder is especially affectionate.
He waited with his mother as his uncle, the Roman admiral Pliny the Elder, crossed the bay in an attempt to help the people of Pompeii.
It was so-called by Pliny the Elder because it was reputed to repel fleas (pulex is Latin for flea).
Pliny the Elder, Italian naturalist, wrote how Romans enjoyed broccoli in the first century CE.
The show's title referenced the story of Zeuxis, the legendary Greek painter whose lifelike rendering of grapes fooled birds into trying to eat the fruit, according to Pliny the Elder.
Quoting everyone from Pliny the Elder to NASA physicist Friedemann Freund, Pizzorusso's work is solidly backed scholarship that reads as easily as a summer novel.
But as is detailed in the fascinating paper by Vazken Andreassian (2004) this attitude goes back much earlier in European history, even to the writing of Pliny the Elder.
By education and temperament, Cippico was a humanist, and his treatise was constructed in the manner of Plutarch's Lives and written in a straightforward Latin prose that met the avant garde standards of the day, with sources including Pliny the Elder and Strabo and with Mocenigo coming to resemble Julius Caesar.
Pliny's text and his recollection of the event, which he witnessed, and in which his uncle Pliny the Elder died, were well known in the following centuries, but it was only in 1738, with the discovery of Herculaneum and 10 years later with the start of excavations at Pompeii, that the two ill-fated cities truly started to capture the imagination of the Western world.
Pliny the Elder cites a painting by Helena of Egypt (4th century B.