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De Re Rustica : Bks.V-IX v. 2 - Columella

De Re Rustica

Bks.V-IX v. 2

By: Columella, E.S. Forster (Translator), E.H. Heffner (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674994485
Number Of Pages: 528

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Columella (Lucius Iunius Moderatus) of Gades (Cadiz) lived in the reigns of the first emperors to about 70 CE. He moved early in life to Italy where he owned farms and lived near Rome. It is probable that he did military service in Syria and Cilicia and that he died at Tarentum.

Columella's "On Agriculture" ("De Re Rustica") is the most comprehensive, systematic and detailed of Roman agricultural works. Book I covers choice of farming site; water supply; buildings; staff. II: Ploughing; fertilising; care of crops. III, IV, V: Cultivation, grafting and pruning of fruit trees, vines, and olives. VI: Acquisition, breeding, and rearing of oxen, horses, and mules; veterinary medicine. VII: Sheep, goats, pigs, and dogs. VIII: Poultry; fish ponds. IX: Bee-keeping. X (in hexameter poetry): Gardening. XI: Duties of the overseer of a farm; calendar for farm work; more on gardening. XII: Duties of the overseer's wife; manufacture of wines; pickling; preserving. There is also a separate treatise, "Trees" ("De Arboribus"), on vines and olives and various trees, perhaps part of an otherwise lost work written before "On Agriculture."

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Columella is in three volumes.

Prefatory Note Sigla On Agriculture
Measurement and Shapes of Land
Number of Plants to be Set
Provincial Vineyards
Cultivation of Vines and Trees for Supporting them
Olive-trees and Nurseries
Pomiferous Trees
Grafting
Shrub-Trefoil
Oxen, their Care and Diseases
Bulls and Cows
Breeding
Diseases
Horses
Medicines
Mules
Diseases
Ass
Sheep
Diseases
Goat
Diseases
Cheese-making
Pigs
Diseases
Dogs
Diseases
Birds and Fishes
Farmyard Poultry
Pigeons
Thrushes
Peafowl
Amphibious Birds
Ducks
Fishes
Wild Animals
Bees, the Management of them, their Diseases and Pests
Honey
Wax
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ISBN: 9780674994485
ISBN-10: 0674994485
Series: Loeb Classical Library : No. 407 : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.07  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Type: Revised

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