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Pliny the Elder AKA Gaius Plinius Secundus

Rome 23 AD – 79 AD

Comments: Roman Naturalist; philosopher; uncle of Pliny the Younger; died rescuing citizens from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius; motto - "Fortune favors the brave"; mythical creatures and animals; eggs were charms against earthquakes; monsoon enables a ship to sail to India in the summer, home to Arabia in Winter, avoiding the Silk Road;

Teachers; Aufidius Bassus; Aristotle; Strabo;Eudoxus ;

Students: 16th-century Augustinian monk Onofrio Panvinio at Verona; Suetonius ; Plutarch; Carl Linnaeus; John Tradescant the Younger; Elias Ashmole; Nicholas Culpeper; Sir Hans Sloane; Charles Darwin; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Frederick Hockley; Peter Caddy of FINDHORN; Ebenezer Sibly; Terence McKenna; BoneBlossom; Scott Cunningham; Michael Howard; Cat yronwode; John George Hohman; James Cook; Larcius Licinus ; Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim; Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus aka Pliny the Younger; Harold Lamb ; Bernard Palissy;

Friends: Titus Flavius, emperor of Rome;

Organizations: Roman Navy; Roman Army;

Author: Naturalis Historia (covering the knowledge of the times on botany, zoology, astronomy, geology and mineralogy); History of the German Wars; Roman Cookery;

Resources:; read his Natural History here - ; or listen here - ;,0,7328311.story ; ;