On Agriculture (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Latin
Antal sidor
576
Utgivningsdatum
1934-01-01
Upplaga
Revised ed
Förlag
Harvard University Press
Översättare
W D Hooper, Harrison Boyd Ash
Originalspråk
Latin
Illustrationer
Indexes
Dimensioner
30 x 170 x 110 mm
Vikt
360 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780674993136

On Agriculture

Marcus Terentius Varro on Agriculture

av Cato, Varro
Inbunden,  Latin, 1934-01-01
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Cultivated farming advice. Cato (M. Porcius Cato) the elder (234149 BC) of Tusculum, statesman and soldier, was the first important writer in Latin prose. His speeches, works on jurisprudence and the art of war, his precepts to his son on various subjects, and his great historical work on Rome and Italy are lost. But we have his De Agricultura; terse, severely wise, grimly humorous, it gives rules in various aspects of a farmers economy, including even medical and cooking recipes, and reveals interesting details of domestic life. Varro (M. Terentius) of Reate (11627 BC), renowned for his vast learning, was an antiquarian, historian, philologist, student of science, agriculturist, and poet. He was a republican who was reconciled to Julius Caesar and was marked out by him to supervise an intended national library. Of Varros more than seventy works involving hundreds of volumes we have only one on agriculture and country affairs (Rerum Rusticarum) and part of his work on the Latin language (De Lingua Latina; LCL 333, 334), though we know much about his Satires. Each of the three books on country affairs begins with an effective mise en scene and uses dialogue. The first book deals with agriculture and farm management, the second with sheep and oxen, the third with poultry and the keeping of other animals large and small, including bees and fish ponds. There are lively interludes and a graphic background of political events.
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Harrison Boyd Ash (18911944) was Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania.