Marcus Porcius Cato, on Agriculture: Marcus Terentius Varro, on Agriculture

Marcus Porcius Cato, on Agriculture: Marcus Terentius Varro, on Agriculture

Marcus Porcius Cato, on Agriculture: Marcus Terentius Varro, on Agriculture

Marcus Porcius Cato, on Agriculture: Marcus Terentius Varro, on Agriculture

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The translation of Cato andVarro On Agriculture was begun several years ago by Professor W. D. Hooper. The major part of the volume had reached the stage of page proof when reasons of health and pressure of other duties forced upon the translator the abandonment of the project. Desirous of carrying the work to completion, the editors were moved to call in further assistance in revising the printed proofs and seeing the work finally through the press. This assignment, a task made more difficult by the already fixed paging, has fallen to the writer of this Preface.

The reviser has ventured to alter the translation at a number of points, always mindful of the restrictions of pagination, and has inserted where space allowed a number of critical notes naming sources of accepted readings in the text. He has also emended or rewritten a large part of the commentary, and has added a Glossary to provide definitions of a few terms of weight, measure, etc., for which no room could be found in footnotes. Upon him, too, rests responsibility for the preparation of Introduction, Bibliography, and Index.

Grateful acknowledgment is made to Mr. R. J. H. De Loach, former Director of Agricultural Research of the Armour Company, Chicago, whose knowledge . . .

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