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Elder Pliny on the Human Animal ( Pliny Mary Beagon (ed)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199277018
Elder Pliny on the Human Animal ( Pliny Mary Beagon (ed)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199277018
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Title: The Elder Pliny on the Human Animal

Author: Pliny, Mary Beagon (ed)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Paperback; ISBN: 9780199277018

Volumes: 1; Pages: 536

List Price in Paper: $108.00 Our price: $87.99

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Pliny the Elder's fascination with the world around him resulted in his death in the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, but his Natural History was to remain influential for centuries after his death. Central to Pliny's thought was the relationship between man and nature, highlighted in his study of the human race in Book 7, where he ponders topics as diverse as monstrous races, sex changes, breech births and near-death experiences. This volume provides the first detailed commentary on this key book, together with a translation and introduction, and highlights its interest and importance as a cultural record of early imperial Rome.Contents1. IntroductionA. The author: Pliny's career and its problemsB. The Flavian backgroundC. The intellectual backgroundD. The nature of the Natural HistoryE. HN 7: themes and approaches2. Translation3. Commentary
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