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
Tomlinson, R. C. (2013). 'Anecdote, example, method: Renaissance accounts of the death of Pliny the Elder'. In E. Gilby, & P. White (Eds.), Method and Variation: Narrative in Early Modern French Thought (pp. 23-40). Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA). http://www.legendabooks.com/titles/isbn/9781907975363.html