1st century Roman military commander and writer
According to Wikipedia,
Gaius Plinius Secundus , called Pliny the Elder , was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, and naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and a friend of the emperor Vespasian. He wrote the encyclopedic Naturalis Historia , which became an editorial model for encyclopedias. He spent most of his spare time studying, writing, and investigating natural and geographic phenomena in the field.
Pliny the Elder is most known for their academic work in the field of history. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of literature and philosophy.
Pliny the Elder has made the following academic contributions: