Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Pliny the Elder


Related Topics

In the News (Sat 20 Jul 19)

  
  Pliny the Elder, Pliny The Younger - Crystalinks
Gaius Plinius Secundus, (23­79) better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient author and Natural philosopher of some importance who wrote Naturalis Historia.He was the son of a Roman eques by the daughter of the Senator Gaius Caecilius of Novum Comum.
Pliny was a Roman senator and the commander of the imperial fleet at the naval base of Misenum.
Pliny the Younger states that several earth tremors were felt at the time of the eruption and were followed by a very violent shaking of the ground.
www.crystalinks.com /pliny.html   (0 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Elder or Gaius Plinius Secundus (23-79): Roman officer and encyclopedist, author of the Natural history.
Pliny, however, developed a liking of the military, and was soon promoted to prefect of a cavalry unit.
Pliny seems to have stayed in the Rhine army for some time, because in 50/51, he took part in the campaign against the Chatti, a tribe that lived opposite Mainz.
www.livius.org /pi-pm/pliny/pliny_e.html   (0 words)

  
  LacusCurtius • Pliny the Elder's Natural History
I hand-keyed the Latin text of Pliny from Teubner editions of the text as established by Karl Mayhoff.
Pliny's table of contents, index, and bibliography as he wrote them.
Pliny dies in the eruption of Vesuvius: an interesting 18c engraving, commented.
penelope.uchicago.edu /Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Pliny_the_Elder/home.html   (1011 words)

  
  Pliny the Elder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A special interest attaches to his account of the manufacture of the papyrus (xiii.68 seq.), and of the different kinds of purple dye (ix.130), while his description of the notes of the nightingale is an elaborate example of his occasional felicity of phrase (xxix.81 seq.).
Seated statues of both the Plinies, clad in the garb of scholars of the year 1500, may be seen in the niches on either side of the main entrance to the cathedral church of Como.
The elder Pliny's anecdotes of Greek artists supplied Vasari with the subjects of the frescoes which still adorn the interior of his former home at Arezzo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pliny_the_Elder   (2132 words)

  
 Medieval Bestiary : Pliny the Elder   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gaius Plinius Secondus, called Pliny the Elder to distinguish him from his nephew, known as Pliny the Younger, was born in 23 CE in Como (Northern Italy).
Pliny studied at Rome before serving in the Roman military in Germany, eventually commanding a cavalry squadron.
Pliny's work habits are described in a letter by the younger Pliny (Epistles 3.v): "...he possessed a keen intellect; he had a marvellous capacity for work, and his powers of application were enormous.
www.bonus.com /contour/medieval_bestiary/http@@/bestiary.ca/prisources/psdetail529.htm   (903 words)

  
 THE ELDER PLINY - LoveToKnow Article on THE ELDER PLINY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A.D. 2379), the author of the Naturalis historia, was the son of a Roman eques by the daughter of the senator Gaius.
Seated statues of both the Plinies, clad in the garb of scholars of the year 1500, maybe seen in the niches on either side o the mainentrance to the cathedral church of Como.
The elder Plinys anecdotes of Greek artist,i supplied Vasari with the subjects of the frescoes which still adorn the interior of his former home at Arezzo.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PL/PLINY_THE_ELDER.htm   (4761 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pliny, however, developed a liking of the military, and was soon promoted to prefect of a cavalry unit.
Pliny seems to have stayed in the Rhine army for some time, because in 50/51, he took part in the campaign against the Chatti, a tribe that lived opposite Mainz.
Pliny was present when the emperor Claudius organized a naval battle for gladiators on the Fucine lake, and Pliny tells us that Claudius had drained this large lake by digging a channel through a mountain.
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Pliny_the_Elder   (2474 words)

  
 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Pliny the Elder -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pliny's view of life is gloomy; he regards the human race as plunged in ruin and in misery (ii.
The agricultural classes and the old landlords of the equestrian order (Cincinnatus, Curius Dentatus[?], Serranus[?] and the Elder Cato) are to him the pillars of the state; and he bitterly laments the decline of agriculture in Italy (xviii.
About the middle of the 3rd century an abstract of the geographical portions of Pliny?s work was produced by Solinus[?]; and, early in the 4th, the medical passages were collected in the Medicina Plinii.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/pl/Pliny_the_Elder   (2298 words)

  
 Pliny THE ELDER
Pliny's last assignment was that of commander of the fleet in the Bay of Naples, where he was charged with the suppression of piracy.
Pliny is one of the chief sources of modern knowledge of Roman gardens, early botanical writings, and the introduction into Italy of new horticultural and agricultural species.
The role of Pliny in the preservation and interpretation of the early views of the natural world is assessed in Roger French and Frank Greenaway (eds.), Science in the Early Roman Empire: Pliny the Elder, His Sources and Influence (1986), a collection of informative, authoritative essays.
www.spaceship-earth.de /Biograph/Pliny.htm   (1190 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder - History for Kids!
Pliny the Elder was a very rich man from one of the most important families in the Roman Empire.
Pliny the Elder wrote a tremendous Natural History, in many volumes, which is a sort of encyclopedia of everything anybody knew about at that time.
Pliny the Elder died in the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy in August, 79 AD.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/romans/literature/elderpliny.htm   (470 words)

  
 Medieval Bestiary : Pliny the Elder
Gaius Plinius Secondus, called Pliny the Elder to distinguish him from his nephew, known as Pliny the Younger, was born in 23 CE in Como (Northern Italy).
In 79 CE Pliny was killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which he had come to study.
Pliny's work habits are described in a letter by the younger Pliny (Epistles 3.v): "...he possessed a keen intellect; he had a marvellous capacity for work, and his powers of application were enormous.
www.bestiary.ca /prisources/psdetail529.htm   (903 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder information - Search.com
The dream prompted Pliny to begin forthwith a history of all the wars between the Romans and the Germans.
A desire to observe the phenomenon directly, and also to rescue some of his friends from their perilous position on the shore of the Bay of Naples, led to his launching his galleys and crossing the bay to Stabiae (near the modern town of Castellammare di Stabia).
Pliny's work was held in high esteem in the Middle Ages.
webshots.search.com /reference/Pliny_the_Elder   (2185 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder, (Gaius Plinius Secundus)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pliny states that he has covered 20,000 subjects of importance drawn from 100 selected writers, to whose observations he has added many of his own.
Pliny was born in Como, completed his studies in Rome and took up a military career in Germany, where he became a cavalry commander and friend of Vespasian.
Pliny took the Moon to be larger than the Earth, since it obscured the Sun during an eclipse.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/P/Pliny/1.html   (227 words)

  
 Caesar, Pliny the Elder and Seneca the Younger
Gaius Plinius Secundus, known as Pliny the elder, was born in Como, in the Po Valley, on the Italian-Swiss border in A.D. Pliny led a well-rounded life and was known as an energetic, rigid, multi-talented man of letters, interested in military history, biology, geography, rhetoric, and oratory.
Pliny the younger described his father as a insatiable reader who made use of every book he read and let nothing stand in the way of his studies.
Pliny died in A.D. 79, on August 24th, of asphyxiation while viewing at close range the eruption of Vesuvius for humanitarian and academic reasons.
www.roman-empire.net /articles/article-004.html   (1067 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The death was a result of Pliny's scientific curiosity because he had ascended the slopes of Vesuvius to study its activity at close quarters, and he was killed by the acrid fumes when Vesuvius suddenly erupted.
Pliny spent the bulk of his active life writing a detailed and accurate account of all scientific facts that were known at the time.
Even though Pliny faithfully recorded all scientific facts that were told to him, he did not always check their veracity and parts of his manuscript are not consistent with our present knowledge.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~cjeffrey/finalproject/pliny.html   (544 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search View - Pliny the Elder   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pliny the Elder (23?-79), Roman writer and encyclopedist, who was the foremost authority on science in ancient Europe.
Eager to examine the volcanic phenomenon more closely, he sailed across the bay of Naples to Stabiae, where he was suffocated by the vapors from the eruption.
Pliny's great encyclopedia of nature and art in 37 books, the Historia Naturalis, is the only one of his works that has been preserved.
encarta.msn.com /text_761555102__1/Pliny_the_Elder.html   (341 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pliny's work is by no means scientific in the modern sense.
Pliny was admiral of the fleet at Misenum in 79, when the great eruption of Vesuvius occurred on August 24.
He was informed that a lady of his acquaintance, whose house was at the base of the volcano, was in danger and unable to escape by land.
www.bookrags.com /biography/pliny-the-elder   (494 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 04.03.19
Pliny's aim is a humanitarian one in line with his practical and positive outlook on human life: HN 2.18 deus est mortali iuvare mortalem.
She thus provides the reader of Pliny, faced with the dauntingly multitudinous mass of material in his 37 books, with a helpful introduction to some of the overarching themes and purposes of the Natural History which can be used to disentangle and make sense of this heterogeneous material.
For Pliny, as for other natural philosophers, the sea is an unnatural element for mankind, but B. interestingly suggests that Pliny's view of navigation is colored by his pride in Roman naval achievements and a pragmatism in the form of financial considerations (p.183-92).
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1993/04.03.19.html   (2021 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder Encyclopedia Article @ CompleteIdiotsGuide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Before 35 (N.H. xxxvii.81) his father took him to Rome, where he was educated under his father's friend, the poet and military commander, Publius Pomponius Secundus, who inspired him with a lifelong love of learning.
Two centuries after the death of the Gracchi, Pliny saw some of their autograph writings in his preceptor's library (xiii.83), and he afterwards wrote that preceptor's Life.
He mentions the grammarians and rhetoricians, Remmius Palaemon and Arellius Fuscus (xiv.4; xxxiii.152), and he may have been their student.
completeidiotsguide.com /encyclopedia/Pliny_the_Elder   (2239 words)

  
 AMERICAN MONSTERS
Casius Plinius Secundus - or Pliny the Elder, as he is more commonly known - was born in the year 23 or 24 in a small city in the region Gallia Transpadana known as Novum Comum.
On August 24, 79 AD., Pliny's wife noticed a strange cloud arising from the top of Mount Vesuvius across the bay, When she told her naturalist husband, he was determined to go have a look for himself.
It was during this expedition that Pliny succumbed to the volcano's noxious fumes and perished in the arms of his slaves.
www.americanmonsters.com /pioneers.html   (5238 words)

  
 The real chemistry of the Shroud of Turin. Learning from Pliny the Elder
Ray Rogers followed Pliny the Elder’s directions for making linen, but added blue dye to the washing solution as a marker.
After the cloth was washed with Saponaria officinalis and dried lying flat, the blue dye had concentrated on the topmost fibers of the cloth.
We need only turn to Pliny the Elder to see how ancient linen was made and to find supporting evidence.
www.shroudstory.com /faq-chemistry.htm   (2292 words)

  
 Rocky Road: Pliny the Elder
Pliny wrote several books on Roman history and a grammar book, but by far his greatest achievement was Natural History.
One reason Pliny's work survived so well was that it was written in Latin — for centuries, the privileged few who could read anything could read Latin as easily as their own language.
Pliny the Elder was killed during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, apparently suffocated by volcanic ash.
www.strangescience.net /pliny.htm   (613 words)

  
 Pliny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pliny the Elder, an ancient Roman nobleman, scientist and historian, author of Naturalis Historia, "Pliny's Natural History".
Pliny the Younger, an ancient Roman statesman, orator, and writer, a great-nephew of Pliny the Elder.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pliny   (106 words)

  
 Skeptical Inquirer: Pliny the Elder: rampant credulist, rational skeptic, or both?
Pliny the Elder's Natural History was the premier source of information about the natural world for fifteen hundred years.
Pliny's Natural History, an encyclopedic compendium of Roman knowledge, was called by Cuvier "one of the most precious monuments that has come down to us from ancient times" (Cuvier 1854).
The evidence we have, as we read his Natural History, suggests Pliny was a conflicted man, with a deep belief in skepticism and rational inquiry, yet unable to rise out of the magical thinking endemic around him.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2843/is_1_27/ai_95501851   (1460 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PLINY THE ELDER [Pliny the Elder] (Caius Plinius Secundus), c.AD 23-AD 79, Roman naturalist, b.
His nephew and ward, Pliny the Younger (Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus), AD 62?-c.AD 113, was an orator and a statesman.
Cato the Elder and the destruction of Carthage.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/PlinyE1ld.asp   (493 words)

  
 Pliny the Elder. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
It is divided into 37 books and, after a preface, deals with the nature of the physical universe; geography; anthropology; zoology; botany, including the medicinal uses of plants; curatives derived from the animal world; and mineralogy, including an account of the uses of pigments and a history of the fine arts.
Pliny’s industry was immense and his knowledge of sources extensive, but his information is mostly secondhand and quite useless as science.
His nephew and ward, Pliny the Younger (Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus),
www.bartleby.com /65/pl/PlinyEld.html   (241 words)

  
 Russian River Brewing Company
Although not considered his most important work, Pliny and his contemporaries created the botanical name for hops, "lupus Salictarius", meaning wolf among scrubs." Hops at that time grew wild among willows, much like a wolf in the forest.
Pliny died in 79 AD while observing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
He was immortalized by his nephew, Piny the Younger, who continued his uncle's legacy by documenting much of what he observed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
www.russianriverbrewing.com /pages/beers/plinytheelder.html   (170 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.