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The Roman Book of Gardening

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The Roman Book of Gardeningbrings together an extraordinarily vivid selection of texts on Roman Horticulture, celebrating herb and vegetable gardening in verse and prose spanning five centuries. In an anthology of vivid new translations by John Henderson, Virgil's Georgics stand alongside neglected works by Columella, Pliny and Palladius, bringing to life the techniques and obstacles, delights and exasperations of the Roman gardener. For all the cultural differences, modern gardening enthusiasts will recognize much of the familiar heaving and chopping that the writers describe but may be surprised at other aspects of horticulture that have changed significantly over the centuries. This is a timely and valuable contribution to our understanding of gardening history, Roman culture and Latin literature.The Roman Book ofGardeningis the first book on the practice of Roman gardening and includes a full Index of Plants listing names in both English and Latin, the language of botany.

Table of Contents

Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Note on the text; Preface: Preparing the ground; Introduction: Reserving a plot: from Virgil, Georgic Four; Produce in prose: from Columella 11; Flowery verse: Columella 10; Nature's miracles in Pliny's Encyclopaedia; A year in the garden with Palladius; Notes: Tying up loose ends; Further reading: Where next; Date chart: As and when; Indexes: Names and varieties;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203356999
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Gardens
Author:
Henderson John
Author:
Henderson, John
Subject:
Herb gardening
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gardens, Roman.
Subject:
Vegetable gardening
Subject:
Gardens in literature.
Subject:
Latin literature
Subject:
Latin literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Gardening-History and Theory
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040302
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
152

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » General Herbs and Spices
Home and Garden » Gardening » Vegetable
Home and Garden » Gardening » Writing
Home and Garden » Gardening » Zone and Climate Specific
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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