Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Roman Homes, Gardens, and Domestic Medical Practice


This title will ship upon release.

Recent scholarship on gardens in Roman Italy has focused largely on the aesthetic or symbolic significance of gardens. This is far removed from the tradition of the hortus - the garden as a productive irrigated space used to grow herbs, fruit and vegetables. The uses of garden produce for both alimentary and medicinal purposes is explicitly discussed in the agricultural treatises of Cato, Varro and Columella, and in works on natural history, such as that of Pliny the Elder. An individual's diet and state of health were known to be connected, and the distinction between what was a foodstuff and what was a medicament was often blurred, particularly in the sections of Pliny's Natural History dealing with the properties of plants. Although scholars have broached the subject of the foodstuffs produced and consumed at various locations around the empire attempts to deal with the production of medicinal ingredients have been more tentative. Scholarship on this topic has concentrated either on general surveys of the ancient drug trade or studies on specific types of drug. The aim of this monograph is two-fold: to examine the literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence for the use of the garden in domestic medical practice in Roman Italy from the late third century BC to the late first century, and to show how these roles were linked to the Roman family's physical and mental wellbeing.
Product Details
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » Ancient » General
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Roman Homes, Gardens, and Domestic Medical Practice (Medicine and the Body in Antiquity) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top