Category Archives: Pliny the Elder (Roman)

Egyptian wisdom: Vettius Valens and others on Petosiris and pharaoh Nechepsos as astrologers (first-fifth centuries CE)

Mediterranean peoples: Diodoros and Pliny on Pompey’s subjugation of peoples of the world (mid-first century BCE on)

Mediterranean peoples: Pliny the Elder on inventors around the world (first century CE)

Persians: Pliny on the dissemination of Magian skill to the peoples of the world (first century CE)