Geōponika: Agricultural pursuits, Volume 1

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Contents

Preparation of parsleywine
30
Concerning the Sun and the Moon Ptolemceut
31
Preparation of the best sapa Leontinus
32
Preparation of different sorts of vinegar and how one may make wine into vinegar Varro
33
Vinegar made without wide
34
Concerning beans The tame
35
Concerning chiche peas EjiCwOm Florentinvs
36
37 Concerning lentil The same
37
Of finding water Puxamus
38
Concerning lupines The same
39
Concerning all kinds of pulse and concerning hemp and flax The Quintilii
40
That the pulse that are sown may boil well Demo critus
41
Concerning the lions tail which they also call orobanche Sotiou
42
By what plants others are injured Paxamus
43
Concerning water and how rainwater ought to
52
The kinds of seeds you must sow where the soil is wet
58
Concerning the choice of seeds and what the quality
61
Concerning manure The Quintilii
69
Concerning the granary and the care and preservation
76
Concerning the person who has the care of the farm
90
the husbandman Florentinus 45 The husbandman ought to have an ephemeris of each days work and how it is proper that he should
92
Concerning proportion of labour The same 47 Concerning the health of the labourers Florentinus
94
It is nt proper to transfer labourers or plants from mofe eligible situations into such as are inferior
97
It is expedient to have smiths and artificers and makers of earthen ware on or near the farm Varro
98
In the month of January
99
In the month of February 3 In the month of March
102
In the month of April
104
In the month of
105
In the month of June
107
Preparation of alica 8 Preparation of tragum
109
Preparation of ptisane 10 In the month of July
110
In the month of August
112
In the month of September
113
In the month of October
114
In the month of November 15 In the month of December
116
BOOK IV
118
2 Another concerning the arbustive vines Africanus 3 How rooted vines may be easily and speedily trans planted Didymus
122
Concerning the myrtle grape Tarentinus
124
How it is possible to know before the vintage that it will
182
Cure of noxious animals that infest the vines Africanm
188
on agriculture and whose treatise con
199
manner theywho are appointed to tread them must
206
To know if must is diluted Sotion
212
Concerning the difference of new and old wine and
215
Concerning the proving of wine and must if it
221
YS Indications and previous tokens of wines that turn
229
To make wellflavoured and sweet wine Panrphilus
235
To make white wine black and black wine white Varro 22 To fine wine Fronto
237
To make wine strong for mixing with water so that a little of it when taken may be sufficient for many per sons Paxamus 24 To make new wine appe...
238
That wine may have no yeast Sotion
239
To amend the watery taste of wine Apuleius
240
To cure wine hurt by any noxious animal Democritus 28 To stop the fermentation of wines that are feculent and turbid Anatolius 29 To make wine a...
241
Thata person drinking much wine may not be inebriated The satmc 32 How any one will abstain from having too great a desire for wine Democritus ...
242
Not only wine but other things make the persons that drink them inebriated Leontinus
243
How wine is made without grapes Sotion 36 An infallible preparation of wine that preserves health to old age Vindanionius
244
Concerning percolating wines Florcntinus BOOK
245
BOOK VIII
246
Rbodites 3 Anethites 4 Anisites 5 Apites
247
Asarites 7 Glechonites 8 Daphnites
249
Conyzites
250
Omphakites 12 Putroselenites 13 Peganites 14 Telites 15 Hyssopites 16 Selenites
251
Wine from apples 18 Preparation of cathartic wine 19 Wine calculated to improve a womans milk and keep ing her from falling into any illness
252
Wine for the dysentery and flux of the belly 21 Concerning absinthites
253
The making of Aminean wine Didytnus
254
Preparation of Thasian wine Florentinue 24 Preparation of Coan wine Berytius
255
Concerning cenomeli 26 CEnomeli from must
256
Preparation of hydromel
257
Another preparation of bydromel 29 Rhodomelites
258
Proof of vinegar whether it is mixed with water 41 How to make a double quantity of vinegar Democritus
263
To make squillvinegar Pythagoras
264
BOOK IX
266
H Concerning the planting and care of olives and that a due attention to these is of the greatest advantage
267
Concerning the time of planting olives and in what kind of ground you are to plant them The same
269
Concerning a nursery Didymus
270
Concerning trenches for the planting of olives The same 7 Of what sort the oliveplants to be set ought to be The same To make an olivetree fertile A...
274
How one may make olivetrees flourish and produce plenty of fruit and how one may cure them when they are decaying The Quintilii
277

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Page 130 - All ancient writers agree that scions of one genus may be engrafted on stocks of another. Florentinus says, " if you graft the vine on the cherry, you will have very early grapes ; for, at the season in which the cherry-tree has been accustomed to produce its own fruit, it will, at the same period, afford grapes — that is, in the spring.
Page 16 - Leo, there will be an abundant crop of corn, and plenty of oil and wine, and all provisions will be cheap. There will be tumults and slaughter, and the appearance of a king, and uncertain weather; and one nation will invade another, and there will be earthquakes and inundations : but being in Virgo, there will be abundance of rain, joy, death pf women in childbed ; slaves and four-footed beasts will be cheap.
Page 17 - Aquarius, the dissolution of a tyrant will happen, the wheat will be injured ; there will be an incursion of locusts, and little rain, and pestilential diseases : if it rises when the Moon is in Pisces, there will be plenty of rain, and destruction to the feathered race ; and there will be plenty of wine and corn, but disease among the human race.
Page 17 - Sagittarius, there will be a plentiful year, and many showers, and abundance of corn, and joy to the human race, but havock in the herd, and a plentiful increase of the feathered tribe : if it rises when the Moon is in...
Page 176 - There is likewise a certain antipathy, if the skin of a seal is perforated and stretched round a sieve, and the seed is caused to pass through the sieve, and the ground is sown. This same thing likewise precludes hail from falling, affording relief by some natural antipathy.
Page 242 - Thai a person drinking much wine may not be inebriated." "Having roasted the lights of a goat, eat them ; or, when fasting, eat five or seveii bitter almonds; or hrst, eat raw cabbage, and you will not be inebriated.
Page 255 - The Preparation of Coan Wine. * Some boil three parts of must and one of sea water into a third of the quantity ; but others mix with two measures of white vine one cotyla of salt, three cotylae of sapa, one cotyla of must, one cotyla of flour of orobus, one hundred dramsof mclliot, sixteen dram
Page 228 - AN EFFICACIOUS INSCRIPTION, THAT THE WINE MAY NOT TURN * THE wine cannot possibly turn, if you inscribe on the vessel or on the casks these pious words : " Taste1, and see that Jehovah is good ;" and you wiH ie when they are not fermenting.
Page 288 - When you then see the olives beginning to exhibit signs of maturity, order the boys or the labourers to gather them from the tree...
Page 254 - Indian leaf, nine drams of melilot, two drams of Indian nard, three drams of cinnamon wood. Some also add four drams of each of these, of myrrh, cassia, crocus. Some use the sweet-scented calamus instead of myrrh..

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