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Varro, Marcus Terentius. ''On Agriculture'' (''De Re Rustica''), Harvard Univ. Press, 1934
 
Varro, Marcus Terentius. ''On Agriculture'' (''De Re Rustica''), Harvard Univ. Press, 1934
  
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Read portions concerned with:<br><br>
 
 
Grapes
 
 
 
Crops for various soils
 
 
 
Experiment and inoculation
 
 
 
Fodder crops
 
 
 
Grafting
 
 
 
Manuring
 
 
 
Figs
 
 
 
Soils suited to known crops
 
 
 
Storing of fruit
 
 
 
Theophrastus citations
 
 
 
  
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Grapes<br>
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Crops for various soils<br>
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Experiment and inoculation<br>
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Fodder crops<br>
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Grafting<br>
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Manuring<br>
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Figs<br>
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Soils suited to known crops<br>
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Storing of fruit<br>
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Theophrastus citations<br><br>
 
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[http://net.lib.byu.edu/aldine/29Libri.html De agri cultra: Marcus Terentius Varro]
 
[http://net.lib.byu.edu/aldine/29Libri.html De agri cultra: Marcus Terentius Varro]

Revision as of 18:23, 7 July 2008

Varro was a celebrated writer whose vast and varied knowledge in many fields earned for him the title of the "most learned of the Romans." He held a high naval position in wars against pirates and Mithridates, a famous Grecian ruler. He served in the legation of Pampeius in Spain in the Civil Wars but was compelled to surrender to Caesar. Later after service for the Pompeian party in Greece he asked forgiveness from Caesar who employed him in superintending the collection and arrangement of a great library designed for public use. He composed "at least 490 books" but of these only two are extant, namely De Re Rustica (37 B.C.) and De Lingua Latina. The first was written in his 80th year and was addressed to his wife with the professed objective of enabling her after his death to carry on the estate she had purchased. The book is in reality a dialogue between Varro and some of his friends. This book covered general treatments of crops. He urged rotations and other good agricultural practices.

Varro, Marcus Terentius. On Agriculture (De Re Rustica), Harvard Univ. Press, 1934

Read portions concerned with:

Grapes
Crops for various soils
Experiment and inoculation
Fodder crops
Grafting
Manuring
Figs
Soils suited to known crops
Storing of fruit
Theophrastus citations


De agri cultra: Marcus Terentius Varro

Source: http://net.lib.byu.edu/aldine/

Information - Varro (Spanish)

Source: http://web.udl.es/usuaris/s2430206/