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Title:
On agriculture
Author:
Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus.
Uniform Title:
De re rustica. English & Latin
Physical Description:
3 volumes ; 17 cm.
General Note:
Printed in Great Britain.

Latin and English on opposite pages.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. Res rustica I-IV -- 2. Res rustica V-IX / ... translation by E.S. Forster and Edward H. Heffner -- 3. Res rustica X-XII ; On trees / ... translation by E.S. Forster and Edward H. Heffner.
ISBN:
9780674993983

9780674994485

9780674994492
Format :
Book

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Central Library PA6156 .C85 1941 V.3 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Central Library PA6156 .C85 1941 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Central Library PA6156 .C85 1941 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Columella (first century CE) included Cato and Varro among many sources for On Agriculture, but his personal experience was paramount. Written in prose except for the hexameters on horticulture of Book 10, the work is richly informative about country life in first century CE Italy.


Table of Contents

Prefaces
Introduction Life And Works Of Columella Manuscripts And Editions
Bibliography Sigla
Book I Preface
Writers on Husbandry
Rules for the Husbandman
Situation and Quality of Land- Water
Farm Buildings
Master and Tenant
Farm Overseer, Herdsmen, Shepherds
Book II Kinds of Land
Ditching and Draining
Tests of Soil-Ploughing
Care of Oxen in Ploughing
Seasons for Cultivation
Manuring-Grains
Seasons for Sowing
Quantity of Seed Required
Sowing of Legumes, Flax, Hemp, Turnips
Fodder Crops
Cultivation of Grains and Legumes
Number of Labourers Required
Qualities of Various Manures
Times for Manuring
Care of Meadows-Hay
Reaping and Threshing
Precepts for the Husbandman on Holidays

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