only began writing it in 77 CE and did not write a final entry before his death in the eruption of Vesuvius, so it's an incomplete project, despite being one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire.
Kent could not have seen this irregular disposition of ground, plants, waterways, and decorative constructions in any Renaissance Italian garden, but he could have envisioned it from a reading of an annotated translation of Pliny
the Younger's letter about his Tuscan villa that was undertaken by Robert Castell (?-1728), another member of the Burlington circle.
described the eruption as a pine tree in the sky, which spewed noxious fumes, ash, smoke, mud, stones, and flames.
(Bodel likely means that people knew about the existence of these cities thanks to the writings of Pliny
the Younger and stories that had been handed down through the centuries, but because the cities had been covered in ash for so long, their exact locations were unknown.)
regarded it as something of a cure-all and specially recommended it for hanging in bedrooms; it being efficacious in cases of insomnia and disturbed sleep, particularly for children experiencing 'the night terrors'.
and entourage have settled at one of his estates near Lake Como.
By contextualising the relevant passages from Leviticus (Chapters 15, 18, and 20), Pliny
the Elder (23-79 ce), and Aristotle (384-22 bce), we can observe what historian David Biale has termed 'procreative theology'.
The Arabs added olive oil, while Pliny
the Elder talked of a soap made with goats tallow and ashes.
Construction of a tourist pavilion and swimming pool in the tourist park Pliny
In a poll conducted annually by Zymurgy Magazine, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership voted Russian River Brewing Company's Pliny
the Elder the "Best Commercial Beer in America" for the sixth year running.
Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation is for any collection strong in either new age for alternative Christianity, and here provides a survey that uses the histories of Josephus, Tacitus, Pliny
and the Dead Sea Scrolls to argue that the "Jesus" of the Bible was actually a composite of peoples.
His son, Pliny
Jr., became one of the foremost alienists (psychiatrists) in the country, a pioneer in the treatment of the mentally ill.