Fragment 490696



One sows this

Original French:  On ſeme ceftuy

Modern French:  On sème cestuy


Sowing hemp

Its seed when ripe is stripped off after the autumn equinox and dried in the sun or wind or by the smoke of a fire. The hemp plant itself is plucked after the vintage, and peeling and cleaning it is a task done by candle light.

Pliny the Elder [23–79 AD]
The Natural History. Volume 5: Books 17–19
Harris Rackham [1868–1944], translator
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1950
Loeb Classical Library



Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 21 January 2017.

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