Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder (born Gaius Plinius Secundus, AD 23 – 79) was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and friend of the emperor Vespasian. Continue reading

Tallow soap

The Roman historian Pliny the Elder in his writing has said Tallow soap had been made in 600 BCE by the Phoenicians, who did so by boiling goat tallow and wood ashes in water. Continue reading

Topiary Gardens in Rome

Durin the 1st Century, in Rome, Topiary Gardens began appearing. According to Pliny the Elder (historian and scientist) a Topiary Garden (known in latin as Romora Tonsilis) is the Art of Shaping Shrubs and/or Hedges. Continue reading