The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 2

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 second volume contains Book III (Man, His Birth and His Organization) and Book IV (The Nature of Terrestrial Animals) out of a total of 9 books. - Summary by Foon

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bk. 3 Ch. 1 - Man Foon
00:09:10
Play 02 Bk. 3 Ch. 2 - The Wonderful Forms of Different Nations Foon
00:22:36
Play 03 Bk. 3 Ch. 3 - Instances of Extraordinary Strength Foon
00:02:49
Play 04 Bk. 3 Ch. 4 - Instances of Remarkable Agility and Acuteness of Sight Foon
00:03:25
Play 05 Bk. 3 Ch. 5 - Vigor of Mind, and Courage Foon
00:13:08
Play 06 Bk. 3 Ch. 6 - Men of Remarkable Genius and Wisdom Foon
00:07:16
Play 07 Bk. 4 Ch. 1 - Elephants; their Capacity Foon
00:14:56
Play 08 Bk. 4 Ch. 2 - The Combats of Elephants Foon
00:04:36
Play 09 Bk. 4 Ch. 3 - The Way in which Elephants are Caught Foon
00:03:16
Play 10 Bk. 4 Ch. 4 - The Age of the Elephant, and Other Particulars Foon
00:03:32
Play 11 Bk. 4 Ch. 5 - The Lion Foon
00:07:39
Play 12 Bk. 4 Ch. 6 - Wonderful Feats Performed by Lions Foon
00:08:03
Play 13 Bk. 4 Ch. 7 - Panthers and Tigers Foon
00:03:37
Play 14 Bk. 4 Ch. 8 - The Camel Foon
00:03:09
Play 15 Bk. 4 Ch. 9 - The Rhinoceros and the Crocotta Foon
00:04:29
Play 16 Bk. 4 Ch. 10 - The Animals of Æthiopia; Wild Beasts which Kill with their Eyes Foon
00:02:49
Play 17 Bk. 4 Ch. 11 - Wolves; Serpents Foon
00:07:38
Play 18 Bk. 4 Ch. 12 - The Crocodile and the Hippopotamus Foon
00:07:48
Play 19 Bk. 4 Ch. 13 - Prognostics of Danger Derived from Animals Foon
00:02:46
Play 20 Bk. 4 Ch. 14 - The Hyaena Foon
00:01:37
Play 21 Bk. 4 Ch. 15 - Deer Foon
00:05:16
Play 22 Bk. 4 Ch. 16 - The Chameleon Foon
00:03:18
Play 23 Bk. 4 Ch. 17 - Bears and their Cubs Foon
00:04:31
Play 24 Bk. 4 Ch. 18 - Hedgehogs Foon
00:02:02
Play 25 Bk. 4 Ch. 19 - The Wild Boar Foon
00:02:06
Play 26 Bk. 4 Ch. 20 - Apes Foon
00:03:47