By Fritz Allhoff(eds.)
Chapter 1 The Virtues of Gardening (pages 11–25): Isis Brook
Chapter 2 Cultivating the Soul (pages 26–37): Meghan T. Ray
Chapter three Escaping Eden (pages 38–47): Matthew Hall
Chapter four nutrition wonderful meals (pages 48–61): Helene Gammack
Chapter five vegetation, Prayers, and tool (pages 63–78): Jo Day
Chapter 6 Brussels Sprouts and Empire (pages 79–92): Michael Moss
Chapter 7 Transplanting Liberty (pages 93–105): Laura Aurrichio
Chapter eight Cockney Plots (pages 106–117): Elizabeth A. Scott
Chapter nine Hortus Incantans (pages 119–134): Eric MacDonald
Chapter 10 Gardens, tune, and Time (pages 136–147): Ismay Barwell and John Powell
Chapter eleven The Pragmatic Picturesque (pages 148–160): Gary Shapiro
Chapter 12 Illusions of Grandeur (pages 161–177): Robert Neuman
Chapter thirteen Time and Temporality within the backyard (pages 178–191): Dr. Mara Miller
Chapter 14 Cultivating Our backyard (pages 192–203): Dan O'Brien
Chapter 15 The backyard of the Aztec Philosopher?King (pages 205–219): Susan Toby Evans
Chapter sixteen Epicurus, the backyard, and the Golden Age (pages 220–231): Gordon Campbell
Chapter 17 Gardener of Souls (pages 232–244): Anne Cotton
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Content material: bankruptcy 1 The Virtues of Gardening (pages 11–25): Isis BrookChapter 2 Cultivating the Soul (pages 26–37): Meghan T. RayChapter three Escaping Eden (pages 38–47): Matthew HallChapter four foodstuff wonderful nutrition (pages 48–61): Helene GammackChapter five vegetation, Prayers, and tool (pages 63–78): Jo DayChapter 6 Brussels Sprouts and Empire (pages 79–92): Michael MossChapter 7 Transplanting Liberty (pages 93–105): Laura AurrichioChapter eight Cockney Plots (pages 106–117): Elizabeth A.
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Eden and Plants for Human Use While there are many overlapping historical, philosophical, political, and sociological factors at play in the exclusion of plants from ethical discourse,2 the most relevant to the practice of gardening are those which help to formulate the basic ideas of the garden – what a garden is and what a garden does. In this matter, it is crucial to examine the prototypic garden, the Garden of Eden, the most famous and influential of gardens in Western cultures. The concept and content of the Garden of Eden have acted as a blueprint for gardening ever since the development of enclosed gardens in Europe in the Middle Ages.
Four Roman authors who treated agricultural subjects were published together as Scriptores Rei Rusticae. These authors were M. Terentius Varro (116–27 BCE), L. Iunius Moderatus Columella (ca. first century CE), and R. Taurus Aemilianus Palladius (ca. fourth century CE). indd 32 MEGHAN T. RAY 5/15/2010 2:09:47 PM were published in collections during the Renaissance and onward. As the Scriptores Rei Rustiae they became the canonical authorities and their texts were used by later scholars and gentlemen/farmers alike.
He makes his case for farming life succinctly in his preface; farming is the only profession that combines security and profitability with honor and tradition. His text is prescriptive and specific, written in the imperative voice, and his advice does not rely upon foreign scholarship. This focus on Roman experience suited Cato’s political agenda, turning attention away from Hellenistic literature toward good, practical Roman prose. This insistence on the here and now distinguished Cato from the writers who came after him for whom authority and past practice were much greater preoccupations.