The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 3

PLINY THE ELDER (23 - 79), translated by 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 third volume contains Book V (Domestic Animals) and Book VI (The Natural History of Fishes) out of a total of 9 books. - Summary by Foon

Genre(s): Science, Reference, Antiquity

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bk. 5 Ch. 1 - The Dog: Examples of its Attachment to its Master Foon
00:07:35
Play 02 Bk. 5 Ch. 2 - The Horse Foon
00:10:48
Play 03 Bk. 5 Ch. 3 - The Ox Foon
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Play 04 Bk. 5 Ch. 4 - The Egyptian Apis Foon
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Play 05 Bk. 5 Ch. 5 - Sheep and their Wool Foon
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Play 06 Bk. 5 Ch. 6 - Different Kinds of Cloths Foon
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Play 07 Bk. 5 Ch. 7 - Goats Foon
00:01:43
Play 08 Bk. 6 Ch. 1 - Why the Largest Animals are Found in the Sea Foon
00:06:28
Play 09 Bk. 6 Ch. 2 - The Forms of the Tritons and Nereids Foon
00:04:36
Play 10 Bk. 6 Ch. 3 - The Bal├Žna and the Orca Foon
00:03:25
Play 11 Bk. 6 Ch. 4 - Dolphins Foon
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Play 12 Bk. 6 Ch. 5 - The Various Kinds of Turtles Foon
00:04:35
Play 13 Bk. 6 Ch. 6 - Distribution of Aquatic Animals into Various Species Foon
00:08:34
Play 14 Bk. 6 Ch. 7 - Fishes Valued for the Table Foon
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Play 15 Bk. 6 Ch. 8 - Peculiar Fishes Foon
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Play 16 Bk. 6 Ch. 9 - Bloodless Fishes Foon
00:18:05
Play 17 Bk. 6 Ch. 10 - Various Kinds of Shell-Fish Foon
00:03:56
Play 18 Bk. 6 Ch. 11 - Pearls Foon
00:19:43
Play 19 Bk. 6 Ch. 12 - The Nature of the Murex and the Purple Foon
00:09:24
Play 20 Bk. 6 Ch. 13 - Bodies which have a Third Nature, that of the Animal and Vegetable Combined Foon
00:04:07
Play 21 Bk. 6 Ch. 14 - The Shark Foon
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Play 22 Bk. 6 Ch. 15 - Oyster-Beds, and Fish-Preserves Foon
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Play 23 Bk. 6 Ch. 16 - Land-Fishes Foon
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Play 24 Bk. 6 Ch. 17 - How the Fish Called the Anthias is Taken Foon
00:03:42
Play 25 Bk. 6 Ch. 18 - The Echeneis and the Torpedo Foon
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Play 26 Bk. 6 Ch. 19 - The Instincts and Peculiarities of Fishes Foon
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Play 27 Bk. 6 Ch. 20 - Coral Foon
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Play 28 Bk. 6 Ch. 21 - The Various Kinds of Oysters Foon
00:05:33