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Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella.

Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella (/ˌkɒljəˈmɛlə/; Arabic: Yunius,[1]: 12  4 – c. 70 AD) was a prominent writer on agriculture in the Roman Empire.[2]


  • Oculos et vestigia domini, res agro saluberrimas, facilius admittit.
    • He allows very readily, that the eyes and footsteps of the master are things most salutary to the land.
    • De Re Rustica, IV. 18: Quoted in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), Lemma "Agriculture" p. 18-19.
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