Pliny and his work

This section intends to offer some contributes by different scholars on Pliny the Elder and his work, which help to contextualise the author and his literary activity in the historical, political, social, literary and cultural context of the 1st century A.D.

It is also dedicated to Pliny’s inheritance in the following centuries, up to the modern times.

Alessandro Poggio

Pliny the Elder: an intellectual of his time


This section is dedicated to the figure of Pliny the Elder as author and intellectual of his time

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The Naturalis Historia


The discussion will focus on aims, structure and redaction of the Naturalis Historia, in particular the specificity of the books of art and their relationship with the entire work.

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Pliny’s fortune from the Late Antiquity to the Modern Age


Eliana Carrara e Nicoletta Marcelli

The essay here proposed intends to address a very broad and complex topic such as the fortune of the Naturalis Historia from the Late Antiquity to the Modern Age and, more precisely, to the 17th century.

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