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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 entire, systematic and targeted of Roman agricultural works. publication I covers selection of farming web site; water provide; structures; employees. II: Ploughing; fertilising; care of plants. III, IV, V: Cultivation, grafting and pruning of fruit timber, vines, and olives. VI: Acquisition, breeding, and rearing of oxen, horses, and mules; veterinary drugs. VII: Sheep, goats, pigs, and canines. VIII: chicken; 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; conserving. there's additionally a separate treatise, bushes (De Arboribus), on vines and olives and diverse bushes, probably a part of an another way misplaced paintings written prior to On Agriculture. The Loeb Classical Library version of Columella is in 3 volumes.

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