De agricultura cato english


The Latin text is that of Goetz in the Teubner edition of 1922, with cosmetic changes as printed in the Loeb Classical Library edition, 1934. The English translation is by W.

The Text on LacusCurtius.
Latin Text English Translation Main Subject
CLVI‑CLVII 156‑157 In praise of cabbage.

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Sep 29, 2012

When was De Agri Cultura written?

about 160 bcCato’s only surviving work is De agri cultura (On Farming), a treatise on agriculture written about 160 bc. De agri cultura is the oldest remaining complete prose work in Latin.

Was Cato the Elder a farmer?

His epithet “Elder” distinguishes him from his equally famous great-grandson Cato the Younger, who opposed Julius Caesar. He came from an ancient Plebeian family who were noted for their military service. Like his forefathers, Cato was devoted to agriculture when not serving in the army.

What was the famous saying of Cato?

“Wise men profit more by fools than fools by wise men.” “He who hesitates is lost.” “Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.” “After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.”

What Cato means?

Cato as a boy’s name (also used as girl’s name Cato), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cato is “all-knowing”.

Who succeeded Cato in Spain?

11) — by remarking that Cato, who spent much of his consulship of 195 BCE campaigning in Spain, was succeeded in that province by Scipio Africanus; in fact Cato was succeeded by P. Cornelius Scipio Nasica, Africanus’ cousin (see Astin 51-2).

Was Cato satirical?

29.7.14) which has been cited as evidence for his irrational view of the Greeks. What few have realized (so far, only Gruen 78-80 has come to my attention) is that Cato’s words were satirical (in the modern sense).

Was Cato raised on a farm?

I see no conflict, but Dalby explains ( ibid.) that Cato was raised on a farm (“way of life”), but as an adult he managed from afar (“mere investment”). Third, Cato’s advice was not broadened much beyond the geographical area where he apparently learned from experience.


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