Category Archives: Nature

Cabbages: Miracle Cure (Cato 8)

Recently I have been providing modern translations of some selected passages from Cato’s De Agri Cultura.  In this final quote we finally reach Cato’s chosen specialist subject: cabbages.  Please see below for further information about this series of quotes. The … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Latin, Nature | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Roman Housekeeper (Cato 7)

Recently I have been providing modern translations of some selected passages from Cato’s De Agri Cultura.  In this penultimate quote, we will see what Cato thought were the duties of the housekeeper, who would often be the wife of the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Latin, Nature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Making Wine, the Roman Way (Cato 6)

Recently I have been providing modern translations of some selected passages from Cato’s De Agri Cultura.  The following quotes are from the section of the book concerning winemaking.  Please see below for further explanation of this series of articles, and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Latin, Nature | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

550 Pints and Some Strong Shoes (Cato 5)

In the previous four posts in this series I have been providing modern translations of Cato’s De Agri Cultura, and have included all the text from the start.  We have now reached a point in the book where we get … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Latin, Nature | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Roman Farm Manager (Cato 4)

The following quote continues my modern translation of Cato’s De Agri Cultura.  Please see below for further explanation. The duties of the manager These are the duties of the manager. He should maintain discipline. He should observe the feast days. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Latin, Nature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Arranging a Roman farm (Cato 3)

The following quote continues my modern translation of Cato’s De Agri Cultura.  Please see below for further explanation. Arranging the farm In his youth, the farmer should diligently plant his land, but he should think carefully before he builds anything. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Latin, Nature | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Running a Roman farm (Cato 2)

The following quote continues my modern translation of Cato’s De Agri Cultura.  We’ll dive straight into the text, but please see below for further explanation. The duties of the owner When you have arrived at your country house and greeted … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Latin, Nature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment