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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La fortuna di Plinio dalla tarda antichità all’epoca moderna


Eliana Carrara e Nicoletta Marcelli

Il saggio che qui si propone, frutto di una collaborazione che non è consistita solo nella divisione delle parti da redigere, ma in un continuo e proficuo confronto sull’intero complesso del lavoro, intende affrontare un tema assai ampio e articolato quale la fortuna della Naturalis historia dalla tarda Antichità fino all’età moderna (e più precisamente al XVII secolo).

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