03477nam a22004694a 4500001001300000003000600013005001700019006001900036007001500055008004100070035002000111040001700131020003300148035002100181035002100202041001800223050002700241090002300268072002300291072002300314049000900337100004900346245008200395250003400477260005400511300002200565490003400587520177900621538003602400546006002436588004702496590002902543590001502572650003802587700003802625700004402663700005202707830003502759856012002794994001202914999008102926ocn910938829OCoLC20150611115029.0m |o d | cr cn|||||||||150611s1934 mau go 00| 0 eng d a(Sirsi) a187066 aMaCbHUPcNVS z9780674993136qprint version a(OCoLC)910938829 a(OCoLC)9026965291 aengalathlat00aPA6156.C3bC386 2014EB aPA6271b.C7 2014eb 7aHIS0020202bisacsh 7aLIT0041902bisacsh aNVSS1 aCato, Marcus Porcius,d234-149 B.C.eauthor.10aOn agriculture /cCato ; with an English translation by William Davis Hooper. aRev. /bby Harrison Boyd Ash. aCambridge, MA :bHarvard University Press,c2014. a1 online resource1 aLoeb Classical Library ;v283 aCato's second century BCE De Agricultura is our earliest complete Latin prose text, recommends farming for its security and profitability, and advises on management of labor and resources. Varro's Res rustica (37 BCE) is not a practical treatise but instruction, in dialogue form, about agricultural life meant for prosperous country gentlemen.bCato (M. Porcius Cato) the elder (234-149 BCE) 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 farmer's economy, including even medical and cooking recipes, and reveals interesting details of domestic life. Varro (M. Terentius), 116-27 BCE, of Reate, 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 Varro's 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; Loeb nos. 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 fishponds. There are lively interludes and a graphic background of political events. aMode of access: World Wide Web. aText in Latin with English translation on facing pages. aDescription based on print version record. aLoeb cat 6/11/15 DJW ftu a z E-book 0aAgriculturexEarly works to 1800.1 aVarro, Marcus Terentius,eauthor.1 aAsh, Harrison Boyd,d1891-etranslator.1 aHooper, William Davis,d1868-1945,etranslator. 0aLoeb Classical Library ;v283.403Loeb Classical Library uhttp://ezproxy.sebts.edu/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL283/1934/volume.xml aC0bNVS aPA6271 .C7 2014EBwLCc1i187066-1001lE-BOOKmMAINrNsYtE-BOOKu6/11/2015