The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 1

PLINY THE ELDER (23 - 79) and John S. WHITE (1847 - 1922)

The Natural History of Pliny the Elder is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire. The full work consists of 37 books, covering more than 20.000 topics ranging from astronomy and mathematics to botany and precious stones. The book became a model for later encyclopaedias and gives a fascinating overview of the state of scientific knowledge almost 2000 years ago. This version of the Natural History (or, the "Pliny") has been adapted for a younger audience. This first volume contains Book I (Dedication) and Book II (An Account of the World and the Elements) out of a total of 9 books. ( Foon)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Reference

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Foon
00:35:15
Play 02 Dedication Foon
00:19:21
Play 03 Chapter I - The Character and Form of the World Foon
00:07:37
Play 04 Chapter II - Of God Foon
00:09:09
Play 05 Chapter III - The Dimensions of the World Foon
00:01:28
Play 06 Chapter IV - Of the Stars which appear suddenly, or of Comets Foon
00:04:24
Play 07 Chapter V - The Doctrine of Hipparchus about the Stars Foon
00:01:46
Play 08 Chapter VI - Of the Stars which are Named Castor and Pollux Foon
00:01:55
Play 09 Chapter VII - Of Thunder and Lightning Foon
00:02:59
Play 10 Chapter VIII - Nature of the Earth Foon
00:12:26
Play 11 Chapter IX - Italy Foon
00:05:32
Play 12 Chapter X - The Hyperboreans Foon
00:05:31
Play 13 Chapter XI - Britannia Foon
00:03:33
Play 14 Chapter XII - Mount Atlas Foon
00:02:30
Play 15 Chapter XIII - The Island of Taprobana Foon
00:13:04