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Geoponika: Agricultural Pursuits

"The Geoponica is a 20-volume work on "agricultural" topics assembled in the 10th century from earlier compilations. Prominent among these are compilations by Vindonius Anatolius (c. 350) and Cassianus Bassus (c. 600), to whom the entire work is sometimes ascribed. Ultimate sources stretch to the Hellenistic period and before.Its contents are extremely varied, incorporating thunder divination (brontoscopy), medicinal wines, horse opthamology, raising pidgeons, eel bait, and—my favorite—"fixing" olive oil when a mouse has been (or perhaps died) in it."

Author(s):  Owen, Thomas
Format:  Book
Source:  The Ancient Library