Pliny the Elder was a natural historian who described
the fineness of the balance of the flooding on the Nile.
He says that there is a specific amount of flooding that
will produce the best fertility along the Nile, stating
that too little flooding means that not enough irrigation
is produced for all areas, and that too much slows up
agriculture because it retires too slowly and the sowing
time is delayed because of the moister levels of the