Hortus: The Roman Book of Gardening

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CONTENTS

Everything in the garden
List of illustrationsvii
Note on the textix
Preface: Preparing the ground1
Introduction: Reserving a plot: from Virgil, Georgic Four29
1 Produce in prose: from Columella 1133
2 Flowery verse: Columella 1051
3 Nature's miracles in Pliny's Encyclopaedia 67
4 A year in the garden with Palladius 103
Notes: Tying up loose ends 125
Further reading: Where next 139
Date chart: As and when 143
Indexes: Names and varieties 145
Plants (English names; Latin names) 145
General topics 150

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Note on the Text ix
  • Introduction - Virgil: Reserving a Plot 29
  • 1 - From Columella Eleven 33
  • 2 - Columella Ten 51
  • 3 - Pliny's Encyclopaedia 67
  • 4 - With Palladius 103
  • Notes 125
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