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History of Roman Literature from its Earliest Period to the Augustan Age.

Volume II

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Author: John Dunlop
Published: 1827
Language: English
Wordcount: 169,650 / 532 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.5
LoC Category: PA
Downloads: 475
Added to site: 2011.11.02 30951
Genre: History

An in-depth look at the literature of the Roman Empire.

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known by the name of Cato the Censor, wrote the earliest book on husbandry which we possess in the Latin language. This distinguished citizen was born in the 519th year of Rome. Like other Romans of his day, he was brought up to the profession of arms. In the short intervals of peace he resided, during his youth, at a small country-house in the Sabine territory, which he had inherited from his father. Near it there stood a cottage belonging to Manius Curius Dentatus, who had repeatedly triumphed over the Sabines and Samnites, and had at length driven Pyrrhus from Italy. Cato was accustomed frequently to walk over to the humble abode of this renowned commander, where he was struck with admiration at the frugality of its owner, and the skilful management of the farm which was attached to it. Hence it became his great object to emulate his illustrious neighbour, and adopt him as his model(12). Having made an estimate of his house, lands, slaves, and expenses, he applied himself to husbandry with new ardour, and



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