Polydori Virgilii de Rerum Inventoribus

Polydori Virgilii de Rerum Inventoribus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...it was Habis King of Spain that taught first to plow and sow. Instruments of Husbandry, as Virgil supposeth, Ceres found out, but we must take it, that these men before rehearsed, did teach it, in sundry places: for it is manifest, that before their time the Hebrews and Egyptains had knowledge of this Science. As Jacob, when there was a great dearth of Corn in Canaan, sent his sons in Egypt to buy grain. And therefore without doubt, the Hebrews did first find out the way of tilling the earth, grinding, with other rusticall instruments. Sakres of hair were found in France, as Pliny telleth; and Boulters of Linnen, in Spain. In Egypt they were made of Fenne rushes, and Bull-rushes. CHAP. II. WINE, OYL, HONEY, CHEESE, AND STRANGE TREES yjIODORUS saith, thatBionyfius did first perceive the nature of the Vine, and taught men of Greece to plant it, and to presse wine out of the Grape, as Saturnus did in Italy. Some say it was Icarius, father of Penelope, that found it in Athens. And was afterwards slain by the Husband-men, when they were drunk. Atheneus in one place writeth, that Oresteus, son to Deucalion, first found the Vine about the Mount AEtna in Sicily. In another place he saith, that it was found at the City Plinthina in Egypt. Aruntes a Tirrhene, banished out of his Country by Lucinon, whom he brought up of a child, carried first Wine into France. Seculus the son of Ventus, invented the first food of men, of the Trees; and Eumolphus an Athenian, taught the manner of ordering of them. But before all these, Noah was the first that either tilled the land, or planted the Vineyard. And when he had drunk of the fruit of the grape, he was drunk. BROUGHT INTO ITALY. Wine-Taverns were set up first by the Lydians, a people of Asia, which also found..show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645111
  • 9781236645111