The Resource On agriculture, Columella

On agriculture, Columella

Label
On agriculture
Title
On agriculture
Statement of responsibility
Columella
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
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.
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MaCbHUP
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Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA6156
LC item number
.C658 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1891-
  • 1879-1950
  • 1886-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ash, Harrison Boyd
  • Forster, E. S.
  • Heffner, Edward H.
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
361, 407-408
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
Summary expansion
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
Target audience
general
Label
On agriculture, Columella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. I. Books 1-4 / with an English translation by Harrison Boyd Ash -- v. II. Books 5-9 / with an English translation by E.S. Forster and Edward H. Heffner -- v. III. Books 10-12. On trees / with an English translation by E.S. Forster and Edward H. Heffner
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
tables, line illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)569725961
  • (MaCbHUP)hup0000461
Label
On agriculture, Columella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. I. Books 1-4 / with an English translation by Harrison Boyd Ash -- v. II. Books 5-9 / with an English translation by E.S. Forster and Edward H. Heffner -- v. III. Books 10-12. On trees / with an English translation by E.S. Forster and Edward H. Heffner
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
tables, line illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)569725961
  • (MaCbHUP)hup0000461

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