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    DescriptionThe first book to look at this particular subject, The Roman Book of Gardening brings together an extraordinarily varied selection of texts on Roman horticulture, celebrating herb and vegetable gardening in verse and prose spanning five centuries. In 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. We also hear of the digging, hoeing, planting and weeding which then, as now, went into creating the perfect garden. This is a timely and valuable contribution to our understanding of gardening history, Roman culture and Latin literature.

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    The Roman Book of Gardening
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Henderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415324502
    ISBN 10: 0415324505

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
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    B&T General Subject: 380
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    LC classification: SB458.55 .H46 2004
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    150 line drawings, 9 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    02 March 2004
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    Author Information
    John Henderson has taught Classics at Cambrdige since 1975. He has written many books and essays on Latin literature and Classics, including Classics: A Very Short Introduction (with Mary Beard).
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Note on the Text Preface: Preparing the Ground Introduction: Reserving a Plot: From Virgil, Georgic Four 1. Produce in Prose: From Columella 11 2. Flowery Cerse: Columella 10 3. Nature's Miracles in Pliny's Encyclopaedia 4. 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 Plants (English Names; Latin Names General Topics