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Title Pliny the Elder : themes and contexts / edited by Roy K. Gibson, Ruth Morello
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages)
Series Mnemosyne supplements. Monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature, 0169-8958 ; 329
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature ; v. 329. 0169-8958
Contents Pliny the Elder's attitude to warfare / Rhiannon Ash -- Roman's burden / Andrew Fear -- Luxury and the creation of a good consumer / Eugenia Lao -- Imperialism, mirabilia, and knowledge: some paradoxes in the Naturalis historia / Valerie Naas -- Curious eye of the Elder Pliny / Mary Beagon -- Philosophy and science in the Elder Pliny's Naturalis historia / Ernesto Paparazzo -- Science and aesthetics of names in the Naturalis historia / Aude Doody -- Pliny on Apion / Cynthia Damon -- Pliny and the encyclopaedic addressee / Ruth Morello -- Encylcopaedic exemplarity in Pliny the Elder / Clemence Schultze -- Elder and better : the Naturalis historia and the letters of the younger Pliny / Roy K. Gibson -- Vita Plinii / Michael Reeve
Summary Pliny's Naturalis Historia is a sophisticated encyclopaedia of the riches of the ancient world. The contributors to the present volume represent and join a new generation of critics who have begun to examine the dominant motifs which give shape to the work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Pliny, the Elder. Naturalis historia.
Form Electronic book
Author Gibson, Roy K.
Morello, Ruth.
LC no. 2010052744
ISBN 128312095X
9004210075 (electronic bk.)
9789004210073 (electronic bk.)