quiz 6 - now said to be extinct. Virgil was a great poet...

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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who wrote material about Biology and developed vitalism. Pliny was a Roman author who was famous for writing Historia Naturalis which is sort of an encyclopedia about natural history. Villa Rustica is an estate of the Romans that containing elaborate ornamental horticulture. Hippocrates was a Greek physician known as the Father of Medicine. He wrote a book about disease and how it diet related to one’s health. Theophrastus was a Greek student and considered by some to be a successor of Aristotle (question 1). He was author of a book called History of Plants and Causes of Plants. Some termed him the Father of Botany. Silphium was very sought after. It was a drug and condiment of the ancient Mediterranean world. It is
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Unformatted text preview: now said to be extinct. Virgil was a great poet and a naturalist who was famous for his work on agriculture and on something Georgics which is about rural life. Known as Cato the Censor because of his position as a Roman magistrate involved with the Census, he penned the agricultural manual De agri cultura. Varro was a Roman Soldier, and a scholar who was commissioned by Caeser and wrote three books about livestock and agriculture. Mago was a Carthaginian agricultural writer and was the author of 28 volumes of agriculture treatise or dissertation that is now lost but was ordered to be translated by the Roman Senate upon the defeat fo his home Carthage....
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