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  1. Nov 2021
  2. digital-grainger.github.io digital-grainger.github.io
    1. So, at least, Pliny informs us.

      As a reader, Grainger doubts Pliny's authority. Is Grainger sending us, his readers, a subtle message that "we happily are not obliged to believe, implicitly, whatever that elaborate compiler has told us"?

    2. both possess very considerable virtues

      Grainer's word choices for plants are striking: considerable virtues, remarkable qualities, a prettily named plant, and extraordinary, to name a few that appear here and elsewhere.

      Grainger provides much detail and what sometimes feels almost like praise and respect for individual plants. On the other hand, we learn few details about the enslaved individuals who work at the sugar cane plantation.

  3. Jun 2018