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MARCUS PORCIUS CATO: ON AGRICULTURE / MARCUS TERENTIUS VARRO: ON  AGRICULTURE by  & Varro; W. D. Hooper & (Revised by) Harrison Boyd Ash Cato - Hardcover - 1967 - from Ancient World Books (SKU: 31152)

MARCUS PORCIUS CATO: ON AGRICULTURE / MARCUS TERENTIUS VARRO: ON AGRICULTURE

MARCUS PORCIUS CATO: ON AGRICULTURE / MARCUS TERENTIUS VARRO: ON  AGRICULTURE by  & Varro; W. D. Hooper & (Revised by) Harrison Boyd Ash Cato - Hardcover - 1967 - from Ancient World Books (SKU: 31152)
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MARCUS PORCIUS CATO: ON AGRICULTURE / MARCUS TERENTIUS VARRO: ON AGRICULTURE

by Cato, & Varro; W. D. Hooper & (Revised by) Harrison Boyd Ash

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Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
ISBN 10
0674993136
ISBN 13
9780674993136
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William Heinemann. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1967. Hardcover. 0674993136 . Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Light Edgewear to DJ. DJ is price-clipped. DJ spine is sunned. ; Loeb Classical Library No. 283; 543 pages; Cato (M. Porcius Cato) the elder (234–149 BCE) of Tusculum, statesman and soldier, was the first important writer in Latin prose. His speeches, works on jurisprudence and the art of war, his precepts to his son on various subjects, and his great historical work on Rome and Italy are lost. But we have his De Agricultura; terse, severely wise, grimly humorous, it gives rules in various aspects of a farmer's economy, including even medical and cooking recipes, and reveals interesting details of domestic life. Varro (M. Terentius) , 116–27 BCE, of Reate, renowned for his vast learning, was an antiquarian, historian, philologist, student of science, agriculturist, and poet. He was a republican who was reconciled to Julius Caesar and was marked out by him to supervise an intended national library. Of Varro's more than seventy works involving hundreds of volumes we have only one on agriculture and country affairs (Rerum Rusticarum) and part of his work on the Latin language (De Lingua Latina; Loeb nos. 333, 334) , though we know much about his Satires. Each of the three books on country affairs begins with an effective mise en scene and uses dialogue. The first book deals with agriculture and farm management, the second with sheep and oxen, the third with poultry and the keeping of other animals large and small, including bees and fishponds. There are lively interludes and a graphic background of political events. .

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Seller Inventory #
31152
Title
MARCUS PORCIUS CATO: ON AGRICULTURE / MARCUS TERENTIUS VARRO: ON AGRICULTURE
Author
Cato, & Varro; W. D. Hooper & (Revised by) Harrison Boyd Ash
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674993136
ISBN 13
9780674993136
Publisher
William Heinemann
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Ma
Date published
1967
Keywords
0674993136, Loeb Classical Library, Cato, Varro, Latin Literature

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