The Natural History Volume 6


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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. 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 scheme of his great work is vast and comprehensive, being nothing short of an encyclopedia of learning and of art so far as they are connected with nature or draw their materials from nature. The work divides neatly into the organic world of plants and animals, and the realm of inorganic matter, although there are frequent digressions in each section. He is especially interested in not just describing the occurrence of plants, animals and insects, but also their exploitation (or abuse) by man, especially Romans. The description of metals and minerals is particularly detailed, and valuable for the history of science as being the most extensive compilation still available from the ancient world. This sixth volume includes books twenty six to thirty, covering the following subjects: Book 26 - The remedies derived from plants, according to the diseases Book 27 - Description of plants and remedies derived from them Books 28 to 30 - The remedies derived from living creatures - Summary by Leni (12 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Book 26, Chapters 1 to 21. New forms of disease; The nature of lichen; Carbuncl… 31:03 Read by Colleen McMahon
Book 26, Chapters 22 to 48. Tripolium; The gromphaena; The malundrum; Chalcetum… 35:18 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Book 26, Chapters 49 to 70. Remedies for calculi and diseases of the bladder; C… 29:35 Read by Jim Locke
Book 26, Chapters 71 to 93. Remedies for fevers; Remedies for phrenitis, lethar… 39:11 Read by MysticHaze
Book 27, Chapters 1 to 23. Researches of the ancients upon this subject; Aconit… 28:55 Read by Jim Locke
Book 27, Chapters 24 to 56. Alum; Red sea-weed; Absinthium or wormwood; Black l… 28:13 Read by Jim Locke
Book 27, Chapters 57 to 92. Galeopsis; The glaux; Glaucion; The gallidraga; Hol… 30:46 Read by Marya James
Book 27, Chapters 93 to 120. The peplis; The periclymenos; The phalangitis; The… 22:35 Read by Jim Locke
Book 28, Chapters 1 to 7. Introduction; Remedies derived from man; Whether word… 29:43 Read by Owlivia
Book 28, Chapters 8 to 23. Remedies derived from the wax of the human ear; Reme… 37:46 Read by Jim Locke
Book 28, Chapters 24 to 33. Remedies derived from foreign animals: the elephant… 45:37 Read by Devan Tatlow
Book 28, Chapters 34 to 45. Twelve remedies derived from cheese; Twenty remedie… 28:07 Read by rmerid
Book 28, Chapters 46 to 61. Remedies for diseases of the head; Remedies for aff… 48:55 Read by Michele Eaton
Book 28, Chapters 62 to 81. Remedies for gout and for diseases of the feet; Rem… 45:49 Read by Rapunzelina
Book 29, Chapters 1 to 10. The origin of the medical art; Particulars relative … 30:59 Read by Owlivia
Book 29, Chapters 11 to 25. Twenty-two remedies derived from eggs; Remedies der… 32:33 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 29, Chapters 26 to 39. Remedies derived from other birds; Remedies derived… 54:13 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Book 30, Chapters 1 to 12. The origin of the magic art; When and where the art … 34:50 Read by EJ How
Book 30, Chapters 13 to 25. Remedies for diseases of the shoulders; Remedies fo… 34:51 Read by Rapunzelina
Book 30, Chapters 26 to 41. Remedies for paralysis; Remedies for epilepsy; Reme… 34:01 Read by Samhita Vasu
Book 30, Chapters 42 to 53. Methods of extracting foreign substances from the b… 25:02 Read by Rapunzelina