The directory «Plots»
Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus)
(c. A.D. 23–A.D. 79)
Roman naturalist, b. Cisalpine Gaul. He was a friend and fellow soldier of Vespasian, and he dedicated his great work to Titus. He died of asphyxiation in the neighborhood of Vesuvius, having gone to investigate the eruption. His one surviving work is an encyclopedia of natural science (Historia naturalis). It is divided into 37 books and, after a... More...
Sao Tome e Principe, 2008, Naturalists