Columella, De re rustica, 3 vol. / Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library 361/407/408, Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus, On agriculture (De l'agriculture). In three volumes. Translated by H. B. Ash, E. S. Forster and E. Heffner.

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  • Condition / Etat: very good, dust jacket with minor shelf wear / très bon état, minimes traces d'usures.
  • Volumes : 3 volumes.
  • Binding / Reliure : original red titled cloth with fine dust jacket, cartonné avec jaquette.
  • Format : In-16 / 17 x 11 cm.
  • Pages : XXXIII, 461, 8; XI, 503, 8; VII, 435, 8 pp.
  • Editor : Cambridge, Harvard University Press / London, Heinemann.
  • Date : 1968 - 1979.
  • Language / Langue: Latin and English on opposite pages / Bilingue latin et anglais.

    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 1 covers choice of farming site; water supply; buildings; staff. 2: Ploughing; fertilizing; care of crops. 3, 4, 5: Cultivation, grafting and pruning of fruit trees, vines, and olives. 6: Acquisition, breeding, and rearing of oxen, horses, and mules; veterinary medicine. 7: Sheep, goats, pigs, and dogs. 8: Poultry; fish ponds. 9: Bee-keeping. 10 (in hexameter poetry): Gardening. 11: Duties of the overseer of a farm; calendar for farm work; more on gardening. 12: Duties of the overseer’s wife; manufacture of wines; pickling; preserving.There is also a separate treatise, On 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.

    The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.

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Auteur Columelle
Condition D'occasion - Très bon état
Langue Royaume-Uni
Illustré Non
Année 1977
Editeur Harvard University Press
Première édition Non
Edition signée Non
Reliure signée Non
Aux armes Non
Reliure Cartonné
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