By Columella, H. Boyd Ash (ed.)

Columella (Lucius Iunius Moderatus) of Gades (Cadiz) lived within the reigns of the 1st emperors to approximately 70 CE. He moved early in existence to Italy the place he owned farms and lived close to Rome. it truly is possible that he did army carrier in Syria and Cilicia and that he died at Tarentum. Columella's On Agriculture (De Re Rustica) is the main finished, systematic and particular of Roman agricultural works. ebook I covers number of farming website; water provide; constructions; employees. II: Ploughing; fertilising; care of plants. III, IV, V: Cultivation, grafting and pruning of fruit bushes, vines, and olives. VI: Acquisition, breeding, and rearing of oxen, horses, and mules; veterinary medication. VII: Sheep, goats, pigs, and canines. VIII: bird; fish ponds. IX: Bee-keeping. X (in hexameter poetry): Gardening. XI: tasks of the overseer of a farm; calendar for farm paintings; extra on gardening. XII: tasks of the overseer's spouse; manufacture of wines; pickling; holding. there's additionally a separate treatise, bushes (De Arboribus), on vines and olives and diverse timber, probably a part of an in a different way misplaced paintings written sooner than On Agriculture. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Columella is in 3 volumes.

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