Geōponika: Agricultural Pursuits, Volume 1

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author, 1805 - Agriculture - 639 pages
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Contents

Concerning the stopping of casks Varro
9
Concerning the preparation for the yintage Didymus
10
That it is not proper to plant mixed kinds of vines
15
How one may cure wine beginning to turn sour Taren tinus
16
That wine carried over sea may be durable Diophanes
17
How you are to manage the vines that they may pro duce sweet wine Didymus
18
Prescience of events from thunder every year after
19
To make wellflavoured and sweet wine Pamphilus
20
To make white wine black and black wine white Varro
21
To fine wine Fronto
22
To make wine strong for mixing with water so that a little of it when taken may be sufficient for many per sons Paxamus
23
To make new wine appear old Damogeron
24
That wine may have no yeast Sotion
25
To amend the watery taste of wine Apuleius
26
be adapted
27
To stop the fermentation of wines that are feculent and turbid Anatolius
28
To make wine appear turbid Africanus
29
That a person drinking wine may not smell of it
30
Concerning hail
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 wine
34
Concerning beans The same
35
Concerning chiche peas Eps6ular Florentinus
36
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 Sotion
42
By what plants others are injured Paramus
43
Concerning water and how rainwater ought to
52
Anisites
55
A pites
57
Concerning the season for sowing wheat and barley
59
Concerning the choice of seeds and what the quality
61
Concerning manure The Quintilii
69
Concerning the granary and the care and preservation
76
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77
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 not proper to transfer labourers or plants from more eligible situations into such as are inferior Didymus
97
It is expedient to have smiths and artificers and makers of earthen ware on or near the farm Varro
98
BOOK III
99
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
That wasps may not touch vines or grapes or other fruit Democritus 11 How grapes remain on the vine in perfection till the spring Berytius 12 Conce...
129
That the same cluster may have different grapestones
134
The kinds of vines in what soil you are to plant them
140
Concerning the time of planting vines Cassianus
146
What day of the moon and whether when it is above
153
That it is better not to plant vines of the same sort
158
Concerning ablaqueation The same
164
Concerning staking Didymus
170
Cure for vines the fruit of which becomes dry Vinda
177
How it is proper to remedy the grapes that are become sour or otherwise infected and to cure the wine that
187
on agriculture and whose treatise con
199
What they who have the care of the panniers ought to do and how the grapes are to be trodden and in what manner they who are appointed to tread t...
206
How the must is to be poured into the casks after the treading of the grapes is finished Diophanes
208
The grapestones being immediately thrown out after the drawing of the must from the press how what is called thamna may be made of them Analoli...
209
That new wine may not work over Florentinus 15 To render new wine fit for use The same 16 To have sweet wine all the year and to know whether i...
210
To know if must is diluted Sotion 18 Concerning the preparation of gypsum Didymus 19 To aid must that is getting acid Democritus
212
BOOK
214
Concerning the difference of new and old wine and
215
Concerning the proving of wine and must if it
221
An admirable preparation for making wines durable
227
That a person drinking much wine may not be inebriated The sanke 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 Florentinus
245
Glechonites 8 Daphnites 9 Marathrites
249
Conyzites 11 Omphakites 12 13 Peganites 14 Telites 15 Hyssopites 16 Selenites Petroselenites
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 Didymus
254
Preparation of Thasian wine Florentinus 24 Preparation of Coan wine Berytius
255
Concerning œnomeli 26 Enomeli from must
256
Preparation of hydromel 28 Another preparation of hydromel
257
Rhodomelites
259
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
266
Concerning the planting and care of olives and that a due attention to these is of the greatest advantage
267
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 8 To make an olivetree fertile ...
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 128 - 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 174 - 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 240 - 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 253 - 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 226 - 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 286 - 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 252 - 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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