This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
1 De Re Rust. 129. Cato, however, does not mention chalk, but Virgil (Georg. i. 178) does. Poinsinet thinks that this is a "lapsus memoriæ" in Pliny, but Fée suggests that there may have been an omission by the copyists.
2 See the last Note. He recommends that it should be turned up with the hand, rammed down with "tenacious chalk," and levelled with a large roller.
3 Both cow-dung and mare of olives are still employed in some parts of France, in preparing the threshing floor.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.