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Pliny the Elder's Natural History

The Empire in the Encyclopedia

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Pliny the Elder's Natural History by Trevor Murphy
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The most important surviving encyclopedia from the ancient world, Pliny the Elder's Natural History is unparalleled as a guide to the cultural meanings of everyday things in first-century Rome. As part of a new direction in classical scholarship, Trevor Murphy reads the work not just for the information it contains, but to understand how and why Pliny collects and presents information as he does. Concentrating on the geographic and ethnographic information in Pliny, Murphy demonstrates the work's political importance. The selection and arrangement of the encyclopedia's material show that it is more than an instrument of reference: it is a monument to the power of Roman imperial society.

Author Biography

Trevor Murphy is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
244
Dimensions
145x223x18
ISBN-13
9780199262885
Product ID
2247776

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