Pliny the Elder, best known for his activities during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, spend a lot of his active life as an equestrian procurator collecting material for his book on the Natural World, in effect a fantastically detailed encyclopedia covering everything from mining techniques to geography and beekeeping.
The course will be reading Book 7, 109ff. , which deals with Humans and their behaviour. A Latin/English dictionary will be very useful.
Newcomers are always welcome but should ensure that they are familiar with Latin Grammar and vocabulary at roughly A-level or beyond, feel free to ask to come for a trial session if you are unsure.
Tyler T Travillian (ed. 2015), Pliny the Elder. The Natural History Book VII. London: Bloomsbury Latin Texts.
Day: Mondays Time: 2-3.30 pm
10 sessions, starting on 4 October 2021.
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For 4-7 students
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