Happy Winter Solstice, Greeks and Romans! From the Classics Library’s Staff.

Recommended holiday readings include Latin writings on agriculture, festivals, and the seasons:

Macrobius’ Saturnalia https://www.loebclassics.com/view/macrobius-saturnalia/2011/pb_LCL510.3.xml?rskey=zBWyFV&result=1

Columella’s Res Rustica https://www.loebclassics.com/view/columella-agriculture/1941/pb_LCL361.3.xml?rskey=2qvhvQ&result=1

And De Arboribus https://www.loebclassics.com/view/columella-trees/1955/pb_LCL408.343.xml?rskey=2qvhvQ&result=2 

Varro’s Res Rustica https://www.loebclassics.com/view/varro-agriculture/1934/pb_LCL283.161.xml?rskey=IlRdAQ&result=2

Cato’s De Agri Cultura https://www.loebclassics.com/view/cato-agriculture/1934/pb_LCL283.3.xml?rskey=A8FqDU&result=1

 

 

PS. If you have not yet picked up a classics library mini-bookmark (perfect for pocket-size books!), please come to the Reading Room and do so. While there, you can also view a display of rare books and modern editions of the agricultural writings above. Also, stay tuned for Angelica Wisenbarger’s witty description of the classics library’s “Book of the Month,” Stephanus’ 1543 imprint of Cato and Varro on Agriculture with commentary by Petrus Victorius, on Facebook later this month.

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