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Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella.

Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella (Gades, Hispania Baetica, AD 4 – ca. AD 70) is the most important writer on agriculture of the Roman empire.


  • 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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