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 Hos igitur, P. Silvine, priusquam cum agricolatione 1 2 3 [p. 36] contrahas, advocato in consilium, nec tamen sic mente dispositus velut summam totius rei sententiis eorum consecuturus, quippe4eiusmodi scriptorum monumenta magis instruunt quam faciunt artificem.
1 filium et patrem SA.
2 virgilium R.
3 carmine R. a Regarded by Pliny (N.H. XVII. 199) as the most ancient and most distinguished husbandmen after Cato. b A contemporary of Varro and one of the speakers in Varro's agricultural treatise. c Marcus Terentius Varro. d A slave whose duty it was to guard his master's children, escort them to school, and perhaps give some elementary instruction at home. c Freedman and librarian of Augustus, and a writer of great versatility. Two works, dealing with mythology and astronomy, survive under his name.
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