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De Agricultura

Marcus Porcius Cato

Noted for being the most extensive piece of early Latin prose, it abounds in archaic imperatives and shows an almost total lack of subordinate clauses. Its subject matter is the pedestrian business of managing a Roman farm in the second century BC. The simplicity, however, may be only partially genuine. For Cato had a strong political and social agenda, based on the rejection of foreign, i.e., Greek, influences and the fostering of traditional Roman values, for which the persona of the plain rustic speaker may have proved useful. (Summary by malone)

Noted for being the most extensive piece of early Latin prose, it abounds in archaic imperatives and shows an almost total lack of subordinate clauses. Its subject matter is the pedestrian business of managing a Roman farm in the second century BC. The simplicity, however, may be only partially genuine. For Cato had a strong political and social agenda, based on the rejection of foreign, i.e., Greek, influences and the fostering of traditional Roman values, for which the persona of the plain rustic speaker may have proved useful. (Summary by malone)
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Noted for being the most extensive piece of early Latin prose, it abounds in archaic imperatives and shows an almost total lack of subordinate clauses. Its subject matter is the pedestrian business of managing a Roman farm in the second century BC. The simplicity, however, may be only partially genuine. For Cato had a strong political and social agenda, based on the rejection of foreign, i.e., Greek, influences and the fostering of traditional Roman values, for which the persona of the plain rustic speaker may have proved useful. (Summary by malone)

Language:

Multilingual

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:37