This article is a study of the commonplace anecdote of the death of Pliny the Elder and considers in particular the way in which writers in emergent vernacular genres used the story as a means of promoting particular methodological positions on enquiry into nature. It combines literary history, original bibliographical research and the history of disciplines.
|Title of host publication||Method and Variation: Narrative in Early Modern French Thought|
|Editors||Emma Gilby, Paul White|
|Publisher||Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)|
|Publication status||Published - May 2013|
- Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition