Pliny the Elder
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Gaius or Caius Plinius Secundus, (AD 23 – August 25, 79), better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient author, naturalist or natural philosopher and naval and military commander of some importance who wrote Naturalis Historia. He is known for his saying "True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read".
Central to this wiki are his writings on art; represented here by The Elder Pliny's Chapters on the History of Art.