Parva Naturalia


Read by Geoffrey Edwards

(4.2 stars; 9 reviews)

Parva Naturalia [the "short treatises on nature" (a conventional Latin title first used by Giles of Rome)] is a collection of books by Aristotle, which discuss natural phenomena involving the body and the soul. The books are as follows:

I - On Sensation and the Sensible
II - On Memory and Recollection
III - On Sleeping and Waking
IV - On Dreams
V - On Prophecy in Sleep
VI - On Longevity and Shortness of Life
VII - On Youth and Old Age, Life and Death
VIII - On Respiration ( Summary Adapted from Wikipedia ) (4 hr 28 min)

Chapters

On Sensation and the Sensible - Chapters 1-2 16:07 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Sensation and the Sensible - Chapters 3-4 21:38 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Sensation and the Sensible - Chapters 5-6 23:12 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Sensation and the Sensible - Chapter 7 15:38 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Memory and Recollection - Chapters 1-2 26:40 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Sleeping and Waking - Chapters 1-3 31:39 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Dreams - Chapters 1-3 25:11 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Prophecy in Sleep - Chapters 1-2 12:30 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Longevity and Shortness of Life - Chapters 1-6 18:18 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Youth and Old Age, Life and Death - Chapters 1-6 18:13 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Respiration - Chapters 1-4 12:05 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Respiration - Chapters 5-9 16:54 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Respiration - Chapters 10-14 14:11 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
On Respiration - Chapters 15-21 16:37 Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Reviews

Ancient views on biological processes


(3.5 stars)

A lot of the information is unscientific but it gives a tip on what did interested the ancient greeks.


(5 stars)

Used in Western Medical, Ecological, and other institutions of applied sciences.