Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and writer, is author of the encyclopedic Natural History, in 37 books, an unrivaled compendium of Roman knowledge.
The contents of the books are as follows. Book 1: table of contents of the others and of authorities; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the known world; 7: anthropology and the physiology of man; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant products as used in medicine; 28-32: medical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the fine arts, and gemstones.
The Loeb Classical Library edition of Natural History is in ten volumes.
- preface vii
- introduction ix
- Natural History
- additional notes 482
- index of plants 485
- list of diseases and affections 551
- index of names 559
- Volume I: Books 1-2 LCL 330
- Volume II: Books 3-7 LCL 352
- Volume III: Books 8-11 LCL 353
- Volume IV: Books 12-16 LCL 370
- Volume V: Books 17-19 LCL 371
- Volume VI: Books 20-23 LCL 392
- Volume VIII: Books 28-32 LCL 418
- Volume IX: Books 33-35 LCL 394
- Volume X: Books 36-37 LCL 419