Cato: On Farming/De agri cultura

Cato: On Farming/De agri cultura

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Overview


The introduction places the man and his work in context and discusses specific problems of textural arrangement and organization and agricultural practice. There are several drawings to aid appreciation of Cato’s descriptions of buildings and equipment. A book of instruction about the cultivation of vines, olives and fruit, the management of slaves and contract labour, the rituals consequent on ownership and even cookery for humans and the pharmacy. Because of its date, the 2nd century BC, it is a particularly important resource for students of Latin and of early Roman society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780907325802
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 10/08/1998
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Cato wrote the earliest surviving complete work of Latin prose literature. It was this treatise: a book of instruction about the cultivation of vines, olives and fruit, the management of slaves and contract labour, the rituals consequent on ownership and even cookery for humans and the pharmacy.

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