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 part of an otherwise lost work written before On perhaps part of an otherwise lost work written On Loeb Classical Library edition of Columella is in three volum.
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re reading th. Columella Lucius Iunius of Gades Cadiz lived in the reigns of the first emperors to about 70 CE He moved early in life to Italy where he owned farms and lived near Rome It is probable He moved early in life Italy where he owned farms and lived near Rome It is probable 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 Cultivation grafting and pruning of fruit trees vines and olives VI Acuisition breeding and rearing of oxen horses and medicine VII Sheep goats pigs and dogs VIII Poultry; ponds IX Bee eeping X in hexameter poetry Gardenin.and re reading th. columella lucius iunius