Técnicas para fertilizar el suelo en Romalos tratados De agri cultura

  1. José Antonio González Marrero 1
  2. Rubén Ríos Longares 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    GRID grid.10041.34

Fortunatae: Revista canaria de Filología, Cultura y Humanidades Clásicas

ISSN: 1131-6810

Année de publication: 2014

Número: 25

Pages: 183-197

Type: Article

Exporter: RIS


The aim of this paper is to explore the techniques used by the Romans to fertilize the soil between the 3rd century B.C., when Cato wrote his De agri cultura, and the 4th century A.C, when Palladius lived, our last reference to agricultural matters. The works by Cato, Varro, Columella and Palladius are just an account of Romans’ customs regarding basic aspects of their lives such as the fertilization of the soil. From the symbiosis between agriculture and livestock emerges the reality seen in these authors to explain how different types of manure are prepared, organized and applied.