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Latin Prose Texts: Corpus Juris Civilis, Natural History, Satyricon, Consolation of Philosophy, the Golden Ass

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Published August 14th 2011
ISBN : 9781156778067
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58 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Corpus Juris Civilis, Natural History, Satyricon, Consolation of Philosophy, The Golden Ass, FactorumMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Corpus Juris Civilis, Natural History, Satyricon, Consolation of Philosophy, The Golden Ass, Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX, De architectura, Augustan History, De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas, Corpus Reformatorum, Novellae Constitutiones, Codex Theodosianus, Apicius, De doctrina christiana, Notitia Dignitatum, Antonine Itinerary, Commentariolum Petitionis, City of God, Historia Caroli Magni, Confessions, Apollonius of Tyre, The Pumpkinification of Claudius, Itinerarium Burdigalense, Groans of the Britons, Distichs of Cato, Proslogion, Apologeticus, Commentarii, Littera Florentina, Dialogus de oratoribus, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, Naturales quaestiones, Itinerarium Regis Ricardi, Digest, Notitia Urbis Constantinopolitanae, Ordo urbium nobilium, Lex convivalis, Codex Iuliacensis. Excerpt: Naturalis Historia (Latin for Natural History) is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. He claims to be the only Roman ever to have undertaken such a work and prays for the blessing of the universal mother: Hail to thee, Nature, thou parent of all things and do thou deign to show thy favour unto me, who, alone of all the citizens of Rome, have, in thy every department, thus made known thy praise. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of the contents. The work is dedicated to the emperor Titus, son of Plinys close friend, the emperor Vespasian, in the first year of Tituss reign. It is the only work by Pliny to have survived and the last that he publ...