Oman farming techniues and on agriculture during Roman times. G XI Duties of the overseer of a farm; calendar for farm work; 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 AgricultureThe Loeb Classical Library dition of Columella is in three volum.
As a Latin Teacher I always Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography enjoy reading and re reading th. Columella Lucius Iunius Moderatus of Gades Cadiz lived in the reigns of the firstmperors to about 70 CE He moved arly 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 TarentumColumella's On Agriculture De Re Rustica is the most comprehensive systematic and detailed of Roman agricu.
E Roman writers Columella has some fascinating passages on Ltural 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 Acuisition 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 Gardenin.