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Pliny's Encyclopedia : The Reception of the Natural History (Hardcover)

Author: Doody, aude

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The Elder Pliny's Natural History is one of the largest and most extraordinary works to survive from antiquity. It has often been referred to as an encyclopedia, usually without full awareness of what such a characterisation implies. In this book, Dr Doody examines this concept and its applicability to the work, paying far more attention than ever before to the varying ways in which it has been read during the last two thousand years, especially by Francis Bacon and Denis Diderot. This book makes a major contribution not just to the study of the Elder Pliny but to our understanding of the cultural processes of ordering knowledge widespread in the Roman Empire and to the reception of classical literature and ideas.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521491037
SKU 211428311
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521491037
Release Date 4/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0194
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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