Beagon on Pliny’s Natural History

Beagon on Pliny’s Natural History     Part I. The Preparation: Please view Lecture 7: Roman Science and read – Mary Beagon, The Elder Pliny on the Human Animal: Natural History, Book 7 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp 1-39; available on the Hagerty Library catalogue at: Part II. The Report   In an essay of 300-350 words discuss: – Read (skim) pages 1-39 of Beagon’s work, and then select a passage/entry from Pliny’s seventh book to discuss–Open the Chapter called “Translation” to access Pliny’s work. State the number of the passage and then tell me: a) What Pliny discusses in it, and b) How it reflects the state of knowledge or science in the early Roman period. c) Be sure to read the Beagon’s commentary on the passage for help with this. Part III. Bibliography and Citations:    Continue to use Footnotes and a Bibliography in the Chicago Manual of Style:

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