Gaius Plinius Secondus
Gaius Plinius Secundus (23 AD – August 25, 79 AD), better known as Pliny the Elder, was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian. Spending most of his spare time studying, writing or investigating natural and geographic phenomena in the field, he wrote an encyclopedic work, ... more »
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''The master's eye is the best fertilizer.''Gaius Plinius Secondus (c. 23-79), Roman scholar. Historia Naturalis, bk. 18, sct. 24. Also known as Pliny the Elder.