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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Pliny, the Elder

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Naturalist, born at Como, educated at Rome, and served in the army; was for a space procurator in Spain, spent much of his time afterwards studying at Borne; being near the Bay of Naples during an eruption of Vesuvius, he landed to witness the phenomenon, but was suffocated by the fumes; his "Natural History" is a repertory of the studies of the ancients in that department, being a record, more or less faithful, from extensive reading, of the observation of others rather than his own; d . A.D. 79.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Pliny, the Elder'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/pliny-the-elder.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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