Pliny the Elder on Science and Technology... (Book published


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Author  John F. Healy
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   April 20, 2000
ISBN  0198146876
Pages  488

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The Elder Pliny's Natural History provides a wide-ranging account of human achievement in the arts and sciences in the first century AD. This book re-examines Pliny's work for the first time since the 1920s. Modern experiments, simulating the techniques described by Pliny, and an in-depth study of his development of a technical language, confirm his unique contribution to our knowledge of science in early imperial Rome.

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