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Pliny the Elder on Science and Technology

This book examines the massively important contribution of Pliny the Elder (AD 23/4 – 79) to the physical and applied sciences in the early years of imperial Rome. It is based on the results of laboratory experiments which validate many of Pliny’s observations, and on a new study of the technical language he created.

This book examines the massively important contribution of Pliny the Elder (AD 23/4 – 79) to the physical and applied sciences in the early years of imperial Rome. It is based on the results of laboratory experiments which validate many of Pliny’s observations, and on a new study of the technical language he created.

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