Text #1870

Pliny. Natural History. Series: Natural History. Vol. 1
[Plin. Nat. 2.110. Translated by H. Rackham. Harvard University Press. 1938. (10 Vols.) p. 365]

During the Allies’ War Holy Island and Lipari among the Aeolian Islands near Italy burnt in mid sea for several days, as did the sea itself, till a deputation from the senate performed a propitiatory ceremony.

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