De Agricultura

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Prospect Books, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 243 pages
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Cato's On Farming is the oldest surviving example of Latin prose, dating to the 2nd century BC. It is a book of instruction about the cultivation of vines, olives and fruit, the management of slaves and contract labour, cookery and medicine. This is the first translation for over sixty years; the Latin is printed as a parallel text. The book contains an introduction and several illustrations placing Cato and his writing in context.

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About the author (1998)

Andrew Dalby is a historian and linguist and has written for numerous food history and classics journals. Among his books are "Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World" (2000), "The Classical Cookbook" (with Sally Grainger, 1996), and "Siren Feasts: A History of Food and Gastronomy in Greece" (1996).

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