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Columella, L. Junius Moderatus, a first-century Roman writer upon agriculture, being the contemporary of Seneca. He travelled much, and seems to have visited Gades, Tarentum, and Sardinia, but chiefly resided at Rome. He wrote twelve books De Re Rustica, one, in dactylic hexameters, being chiefly upon gardening. He also wrote a supplementary treatise upon trees - De Arboribus. The best edition of his works is that of Leipzic (1794-97).