Contemporary with the completion of the Georgics in 29 b.c.e., the garden room of the Villa of Livia at Primaporta, located about ten miles from Rome and painted in the 30s, portrays identifiable oak and fir trees (Figure 1). Although short-lived (use was discontinued immediately after Nero’s death in 68 c.e. St-Denis (2007) reviews the vexed problem of the definition of the garden and concludes that every new garden expands the limits of the typical, so that the concept of the garden does not conform to a standard but must be constantly reviewed. By carefully adapting the theoretical framework of reception studies pioneered by Wolfgang Iser, Hunt coins the term “implied visitor” (on the model of the implied reader), whose reports and representations constitute evidence of the afterlife (Hunt 2004, 16–17). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Find this resource: Pugh, Simon. Yet Ovid, whose Ars Amatoria was banned from public libraries because of its explicit endorsement of adultery, invokes the garden to different ends in his exile poetry. Lucullus, famous for his luxuriant lifestyle, which earned him the nickname “Xerxes in a Toga,” had country homes in Tusculum with extensive observatories, banquet halls, and peristyle gardens. In the end, all art imitates and invents simultaneously. … Mankind wants nothing to be as nature likes to have it. Catullus provides a reason for disapproval; he looks for his missing friend Camerius among the women hanging around the porticus Pompeiana, who answer him by lasciviously baring their breasts (55.6–12). and trans. Balustrades of lattice fences or stone wall with pergolas and gates are represented in an axonometric plan, while the interiors of the gardens are neatly arranged with pools, fountains, statues, vases, and orderly plantings of trees and bushes. Keywords: environmental sustainability, gardens, hortus, horti, horticulture, reception studies. 2014. She then completed the catalogue with evidence of flora and fauna in the paintings of Vesuvian gardens and vineyards (Jashemski 1993, 405–407). “Horti and Hellenization.” In Maddalena Cima and Eugenio La Rocca, eds., Horti Romani: Atti del Convegno Internazionale Roma, 4–6 maggio 1995. Vol. “Plantings.” In Kathryn Gleason, ed., A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Find this resource: Shackleton Bailey, D. R., ed. The Domus Aurea is characterized by Ball as revolutionary for its new motifs and for its complex integration of multiple spaces: “novelty in pursuit of luxuria was the driving force behind Nero’s architectural aesthetic” (Ball 2003, 27). Excavated looms and toys attest that gardens were places for work and play; bones indicate the types of meats eaten at meals (Jashemski 1992, 104–105). The poem begins with a proem naming the dedicatee (10.1–5), immediately followed by verses describing the suitable terrain for a garden (10.6–34) and an invocation to the Muses (10.35–40). Frescos de la Villa de Livia “ad gallinas albas.” Miguel Hermoso Cuesta, WikiCommons. Nature, Utopia, and the Garden, Giesecke and Jacobs are succinct: “Since the garden and gardening practices define humanity’s relation to the natural environment, it is of utmost importance to retrace and re-examine the garden’s symbolism, history, and life-sustaining potency” (2012, 14). “Looking Outside Inside: Ancient Roman Garden Rooms.” Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes 19: 7–35.Find this resource: Landgren, Lena. According to Moormann, the peristyle courtyard suggests a garden on the model of Pompeian houses, and the wall on its north side still contains the remains of plaster that was used as substrate for a fresco decoration—quite likely a representation of a garden (Moormann 1998, 359–360). 1994. Such systematic analysis is only possible if the site is undisturbed, and a great deal of evidence has been forever lost because it was not recovered at the moment of excavation. Gardens surpass all other aspects of agriculture: [N]ec uero segetibus solum et pratis et uineis et arbustis res rusticae laetae sunt, sed hortis etiam et pomariis, “There is joy not only in fields, meadows, vineyards and woodlands, but also in gardens and orchards” (Sen. 54). Evidence from the provinces supplements the abundance of material from Rome and Campania. In a contrafactual supposition, he paints a picture of a woman cuius in hortos, domum, Baias iure suo libidines omnium commearent, “into whose gardens, house, and place at Baiae the sexual passions of all could come and go of their own accord” (Cael. 2013. than for its fields and pools and, as in a wilderness, forests here, there open spaces and vistas. Thus across his poetic career, Ovid exploits the moral spectrum of gardens as sites of sexual profligacy, nostalgic probity, and Roman identity. Rome's Domus Tiberiana will reopen to visitors for the first time in 40 years. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Find this resource: von Stackelberg, Katharine. 2004. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 145–165.Find this resource: Perrin, Bernadotte, trans. Cicero Cato Maior De Senectute. During the four years that Caligula occupied the Roman throne, his favorite hideaway was an imperial pleasure garden called the Horti Lamiani. First, because Roman gardens—like all historic gardens—are largely irretrievable, reception studies provide a feasible approach to ascertaining influences, attitudes, and ideologies. Rev. 2.60). Gardens and gardening are not possible in exile; they belong to the civilized, Roman world. Rome geographically features seven hills: Esquiline, Palatine, Aventine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, and Caelian Hill. He tells his listener that any reasonable citizen would opt instead for (3.226–228), a little garden and a well so shallow it doesn’t need a rope, for easy water to sprinkle on your tender plants. The closing remark occurs in isolation and is for Shackleton Bailey “rather obscure” (2001, 159n3); fairly so, since the emphatic position and stylistically punctual litotes, deerit nihil, give the sentence an aphoristic quality that is readily detachable and all the more universally applicable to circumstances beyond Varro’s Res Rusticae or Caesar’s plans for public libraries. Much information about gardens can be ascertained from examples of satire and invective that distort or exaggerate their subject. However, they are rarely found in situ, and their location and use vis-à-vis the plantings of a particular garden are for the most part irrecoverable (Landgren 2013 is adroit). Horti Romani, ed. The Roman Garden: Space, Sense, and Society. “Graveyards and Groves: A Study of the Lex Lucerina.” American Journal of Ancient History 11: 1–133.Find this resource: Bowe, Patrick. Unlike illusionistic wall paintings that merely suggest a garden or that are constrained by the shape and purpose of the room, these paintings, measuring in one case a mere 12 x 35 centimeters, can depict a garden in its entirety. Themistocles and Camillus, Aristides and Cato Major, Cimon and Lucullus. Lucullus laughed and replied (Luc. 2004. © Oxford University Press, 2018. Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. At best, a genuine acknowledgment of Roman slave labor raises awareness of how modern agricultural practice relies on sources of labor, which should also give us pause. According to American environmentalist Wendell Berry, such contradictions as these are at the heart of the crisis of environmental sustainability: “The split between what we think and what we do is profound” (1977, 18). After surveying the sources, the second section of this article reviews scholarship on gardens that has tended in one of two directions: archaeological studies that ask what gardens are; and cultural studies that ask what gardens mean. Continuities in conception and design are also elucidated by cross-cultural comparisons across the Mediterranean from the archaic period to late antiquity, as demonstrated by the contributions in Le jardin dans l’antiquité (Coleman 2014). 140). 1977. 2013. In Ode 2.18, the wealthy not only shift shorelines to accommodate large villas but even plough under boundary stones and drive out neighboring farmers. Three patterns of censure emerge. It was called Orti, rather than villa, because this was the word used by the ancient Romans for their suburban residences (e.g. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Find this resource: Braund, Susanna Morton. 44.2). Not only do these small paintings with their exaggerations and distortions of scale manifest the ideal arrangement of a garden, they also bring to life the dialogue between the artificial and the natural that defines the art of gardening. Created around the1560 within the world's largest archeological site of ancient Rome, the Horti Farnesiani were probably the first botanical gardens in Europe. Horti Maecenatis. The literary and material sources from the second century b.c.e. All translations in the article are my own unless otherwise indicated. Ma. 12.25.2). 19.55–56): hi niues, illi glaciem potant, poenasque montium in uoluptatem gulae uertunt. In Ode 2.15, Horace decries the changing attitudes in land use that result in more luxury building at the expense of agriculture, and he pines for the good old days when Romulus and Cato the Elder upheld the interests of traditional farming. 1: Plan of Ancient Rome with the horti. In the Pro Caelio, Cicero describes Clodia lurking in gardens near the Tiber where she spies on young men who come to swim (habes hortos ad Tiberim, Cael. In some ways, Cato the Elder’s best successor was Cicero, whose De Senectute features a digression on the pleasures of agriculture in the voice of none other than Cato the Elder (Sen. 51–60), for whom the topic was naturally fitting, although the content and style are distinctly Ciceronian (Powell 1988, 205). 1984. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Find this resource: Powell, J. G. F. 1988. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 29–48.Find this resource: Jashemski, Wilhelmina F. 1992. 2014. Live in love with your hoe as the overseer of your vegetable garden. 1998. These were located at Porta Collina on the Quirinal ... L. Richardson, jr, A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Baltimore - London 1992. pp. The gardens were probably on the Esquiline Hill, at the top of which Gallienus erected a colossal statue of himself. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 129–144.Find this resource: (1) Volume 2: Books III–IV. 12.23.3; on the location of the Horti Drusiani, see Grimal 1984, 117). London and New York: Routledge.Find this resource: von Stackelberg, Katharine. “Types of Gardens.” In Kathryn Gleason, ed., A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity. After the writer's great-nephew it passed to Tiberius in 20 AD and was maintained for several centuries by the Roman Emperors as a public amenity. ), the Domus Aurea bears witness to the importance of horticulture and garden design to even the grandest architectural innovations of imperial Rome. “The Afterlife of Little Sparta.” In Victoria E. Pagán, Judith W. Page, and Brigitte Weltman-Aron, eds., Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture. Los Angeles: Getty Publications.Find this resource: Bradley, Keith. In his book The Afterlife of Gardens, Hunt seeks to recover how gardens are experienced and received—how they are visited, used, and absorbed. Gardens of Pompeii. They are beside the Domus Tiberiana on the top of the hill. In Silvae 2.2, Statius marvels at the construction of the villa of Pollius Felix, where “some spots nature has favored, in others she has been overcome and yielded to the developer, letting herself be taught new and gentler ways” (his fauit Natura locis, hic uicta colenti/cessit et ignotos docilis mansueuit in usus, 2.2.52–53). to the second century c.e. London: Bloomsbury, 119–134.Find this resource: von Stackelberg, Katharine. Parts of the marble decoration of the podium or of the inner pedestals have been found at different times during the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries. Horti Sallustiani). The gap begins to close when consequences of actions are pursued to their conclusions, when results matter as much if not more than costs or benefits. Do you think I have less sense than storks and cranes, and do not change residences according to the seasons? 38). 36). Although these artificially imposed categories based on location (around, beside, within) are found to overlap, nevertheless they account for both hortus and horti in the classical period from the second century b.c.e. Fig. Yet its value as a source lies in the interplay between tradition and originality and in the marked departure from the conventions of the art that reveal the general form of a garden. “Prose into Poetry: Tradition and Meaning in Virgil’s Georgics.” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 91: 229–260.Find this resource: Thomas, Richard F. 1988. Indispensable are Grimal (1984), Jashemski (1979, 1993), and Cima and La Rocca (1998). 2013. Gardens present an unusual dilemma for archaeologists, because the soil that is the medium of preservation also contains the object of interest (Gleason and Miller 1994, 3). Austin: University of Texas Press.Find this resource: Henderson, John. London: Black Dog Publishing.Find this resource: Gleason, Kathryn. New Rochelle, NY: Caratzas Brothers.Find this resource: Jashemski, Wilhelmina F. 1981. In the words of Varro, omnes agri coluntur hominibus seruis aut liberis aut utrisque, “all fields are cultivated by men, be they slaves, freedmen, or both” (R. 1.17.2). The 4th-century domed nymphaeum that survives, long miscalled a "Temple of Minerva Medica", is believed to have been part of the gardens. 1988. Such studies address the implications of these interactions for ancient and modern contexts. 1991. 1993. Munich: n.p., 25–41.Find this resource: Purcell, Nicholas. 1987. 5.5): [S]cilicet ut domus ad caelum omne conuersae brumales aestus habeant, aestiua frigora, et non suis uicibus intra istorum penates agatur annus. Juvenal describes her waiting “with her bridal veil ready and a purple marriage couch set up in the gardens in full view” (dudum sedet illa parato / flammeolo Tyriusque palam genialis in hortis, 10.333–334); and Tacitus devotes the end of Annals Book 11 to this illegal marriage and her ultimate demise in the gardens of Lucullus (for an analysis see von Stackelberg 2009b). Geneva: Foundation Hardt, 245–289.Find this resource: Berry, Wendell. The name “Pincian” comes from one of the families that settled here: the Pincii. Two areas beckon in the study of Roman gardens: reception and sustainability. Bannon usefully reminds us that horti were not exclusively urban or rustic, nor exclusively for pleasure or for profit; rather, the categories overlapped (Bannon 2009, 9–10). As Cicero’s digression commemorates rather than duplicates Cato the Elder’s treatise, so frescoes that order plants and artifacts according to compositional conventions repeat and echo the contents of a garden but “at varying scales and in different planes of reality” (Bergmann 2010, 31). “Just What Is a Garden?” Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes 27.1: 61–76.Find this resource: Thomas, Richard F. 1987. So perhaps Cicero is suggesting to Varro that his public works project should include a garden. Iul. In Horace’s Satire 1.8, a statue of the god Priapus in the Gardens of Maecenas located on the Esquiline recounts his construction from the trunk of a fig tree. 2015. Hortus denotes a kitchen garden near the house for growing vegetables; horti are large-scale pleasure grounds or parks, privately owned but sometimes open to public use. He devotes as much space to the character and treatment of slaves as to the number of slaves required, against the calculations of Cato the Elder (R. 1.17.3–1.18). The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Rome. Additionally, a hortus can thrive in soil that is well watered, even if unsuitable for other uses; and a hortus is small enough to be tended by one person. The Domus Aurea was remarkable for its grand scale, its location in the heart of the city, and its proclamation of a Golden Age ideology. Media in category "Horti Sallustiani (Rome)" The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. The expression was clearly a reference to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the horti pensili or Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In the third century, these were owned by the Emperor Gallienus, himself a member of the gens. 49; see Richlin 1992, 97 on rhetorical invective). Pleasure gardens, or horti, offered elite citizens of ancient Rome a retreat from the noise and grime of the city, where they could take their leisure and even conduct business amid lovely landscaping, architecture, and sculpture. Once the date was set, Cicero sent a short note to confirm, which ended with what seems to be a non sequitur: si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil (“If you have a garden in your library, nothing is lacking,” Fam. While care must be taken so as not to impart modern attitudes toward slavery in the interpretation of Roman gardens, we must also resist reinscribing the literature that effaces this material reality. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.Find this resource: Jashemski, Wilhelmina F. 1979. “Meaning.” In Kathryn Gleason, ed., A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity. Le jardin dans l’antiquité. 12.23). The landscaped pleasure gardens occupied a large area in the northwestern sector of Rome, in what would become Region VI, between the Pincian and Quirinal hills, near the Via Salaria and later Porta Salaria. The soundness of her methodology is confirmed by its applicability to gardens for which we have only material and no literary record (the Pompeian Houses of Octavius Quartio and of Menander) as well as to gardens for which we have only literary and no material record (the villas of Pliny the Younger, Ep. 122.19): Ideo, Lucili, tenenda nobis uia est, quam natura praescripsit, nec ab illa declinandum; illam sequentibus omnia facilia, expedita sunt, contra illam nitentibus non alia uita est quam contra aquam remigantibus. Manchester: Manchester University Press.Find this resource: Purcell, Nicholas. These are set in niches where earlier painters would have normally rendered urns instead of plants. 1998. In front of the church there is the Sallustian obelisk, brought to Rome almost certainly by Aureliano and placed in the “Horti Sallustiani” (from which it takes its name). “Les Jardins à Conimbriga Portugal.” In Elisabeth MacDougall and Wilhelmina Jashemski, eds., Ancient Roman Gardens. It would seem that with a finite number of literary sources and an archaeological record of limited possibility, the study of Roman gardens has reached a terminus; however, until our knowledge of Roman gardens can improve or at least complement our comprehension of gardens in contemporary society, there is work to be done. In his in-depth study of the Lex Lucerina, Bodel argues that inscriptions found on the Esquiline, which recorded prohibitions against creating dumping grounds for refuse and corpses, are evidence that illegal disposal of bodies in this area was a serious problem (Bodel 1994, 44; Purcell 1987, 37). In this talk, AAR Humanities Professor Lynne Lancaster (2002 Fellow) will explore how the image of ancient Rome was influenced by the Hellenistic conception of the Seven Wonders … 2009. Nearly every building had a garden, and many had more than one. PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). What Gardens Mean. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 1–12.Find this resource: Weltman-Aron, Brigitte. According to Epicurean theory as expounded by Lucretius, the earth is worn out, past its prime, and unable to beget even small creatures (2.1150–1151); our labor is increased because of the earth’s decline (2.1161–1163); and everything is gradually decaying and approaching death (2.1173–1174). Relics from the favorite hideaway of ancient Rome’s most infamous tyrant have been recovered and put on display by archaeologists. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.Find this resource: Bodel, John. Information about Roman gardens derives from material sources that help us understand what gardens were and literary sources that convey what gardens meant. London: Routledge.Find this resource: Hunt, John Dixon. In the Roman world, the art and practice of garden cultivation and management—horticulture—is one aspect of the larger enterprise of farming and agriculture. In Epistle 122 (“On Darkness as a Veil for Wickedness”), he bemoans the many ways nature is corrupted: roses in the winter, spring flowers in greenhouses, fruit trees planted on top of a wall, forests on rooftops (Ep. Juvenal: Satires Book 1. Nero’s expansive Domus Aurea on the Esquiline Hill is likewise a radical departure from tradition that nonetheless partakes of traditional architectural forms. Grimal divided gardens from the last century c.e. If he were not nearing the end of his poem, he says, forsitan et pinguis hortos quae cura colendi/ornaret canerem, “Perhaps, too, I might be singing what careful tillage decks rich gardens” (4.118–119). Les Jardins Romains. London: Bloomsbury.Find this resource: Gleason, Kathryn, and Naomi Miller, eds. So, for example, Vergil creates a vivid picture of a flourishing garden in a passage of the Georgics that departs significantly from the didactic tradition in which it is embedded. The Garden of Priapus: Sexuality and Aggression in Roman Humor. 2007. One night he saw Canidia and Sagana dig a trench and fill it with the blood of a black lamb; they brought out voodoo dolls and invoked the gods of the dead. Slavery and Society at Rome. [I]nuitent croceis halantes floribus horti, et custos furum atque auium cum falce saligna, hortulus hic puteusque breuis nec reste mouendus. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press.Find this resource: Ross, Stephanie. In describing his ideal farm in the De Agri Cultura, Cato the Elder lists the watered garden second only to the vineyard (secundo loco hortus inriguus, “the watered garden in second place,” Agr. The Gardens of Sallust: A Changing Landscape. So while attitudes about slavery are uniform, judgments about the profitability of gardens are inconsistent. … [N]ihil utique homini sic quomodo rerum naturae placet. The conclusion suggests two future directions: reception studies and environmental sustainability. In the Neronian period, Seneca the Younger describes the damaging effects of luxury on the soul that desires to violate nature by moving earth, closing up the sea, rerouting rivers, and suspending groves (Ira 1.21.1). From the singular to the plural, hortus and horti thus evoke opposite ends of the socioeconomic horizon—from simple rustic life to extravagant luxuries of the elite class. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider.Find this resource: Cima, Maddelena, and Eugenio La Rocca, eds. 1.7), a priority repeated by the interlocutor Stolo in Varro’s Res Rusticae (secundus ubi hortus inriguus, “where next the watered garden…” R. 1.7.9). ed. At the end of the spring in 46 b.c.e., the year of Caesar’s victory at Thapsus and Cato the Younger’s suicide at Utica, Cicero wrote a series of letters to his friend, the polymath Terentius Varro, trying to arrange a meeting. Clodia’s debauched conduct in gardens prefigures the scandals of Messalina, who after ten years of marriage to the emperor Claudius contrived to marry Gaius Silius, who divorced his wife and allowed himself to be courted by the empress. 122.18); instead, he argues that the best character is cultivated by those who live in harmony with nature (Ep. Maddalena Cima, "Gli Horti Liciniani: una residenza imperiale nella tarda antichità", in, Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Horti_Liciniani&oldid=987064605, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 November 2020, at 18:04. 1.11.37), and in his old age he mourns that he cannot retire to the gardens he once had (sed modo, quos habui, uacuos secedere in hortos, Tr. Cicero’s initial interest is motivated by desire for a property that is conspicuous (Att. Roman Painting. Part Two catalogues known gardens in the city of Rome. Bradley has collated a list of thirty-seven different rural slave jobs from Columella’s treatise. “The Gardens of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Villas Destroyed by Vesuvius.” Journal of Garden History 12.2: 102–125.Find this resource: Jashemski, Wilhelmina F. 1993. She even reports finding the bones of watchdogs in the large gardens. His trees bore fruit such as pears and plums, and the plane tree provided shade for drinking (4.130–146). The second style is specific in its depiction of architectural structures, materials, surfaces, configurations, and perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Find this resource: Farrar, Linda. 1977. They are above the House of the Vestal Virgins and the Arch of Titus. The Roman Book of Gardening. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture. When Pompey visited, he chided Lucullus for building a house that was well situated for the summer but uninhabitable in winter. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New Haven: Yale University Press, 11–32.Find this resource: Bergmann, Bettina. on the Italian peninsula, in the regions of Latium and Campania in particular. For centuries it lay half-abandoned on the same area as the “Horti Sallustiani” where it was demolished by the hordes o… 2001. In the third century, these were owned by the Emperor Gallienus, himself a member of the gens. These tend to be most helpful when they deviate from their generic conventions. The Gardens of Sallust (Latin: Horti Sallustiani) were Roman gardens developed by the Roman historian Sallust in the 1st century BC. All Rights Reserved. Gardens of Maecenas. This literary diminuitive hortulus finds a counterpart in the miniature garden schemes painted in porticoes and interior rooms; Bergmann identifies at least sixty surviving examples of this art form (Bergmann 2014, 247). A similar process of simultaneous invention and mimesis is at work in the wall paintings of gardens from the Late Republican second style (80–15 b.c.e., Ling 1991, 23; garden painting as a separate genre, Ling 1991, 142–153). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 94–112.Find this resource: Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew. The Horti Caesaris (Gardens of Caesar) was the name of two parks belonging to Julius Caesar in Rome. The third part of the book is devoted to analysis of the relationship of the garden to the architecture of the house, to the plastic arts, and to a sense of nature. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider.Find this resource: Coleman, Kathleen, ed. 1914. 122.8). Our longest and fullest treatment of the garden as an individual topic in literature is the 436-line poem by Columella. Fishbourne: A Roman Palace and Its Garden. Rather than focus on historical origins and development, Hunt studies how gardens are changed and reformulated once the designer’s work is done. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.Find this resource: de Alarcão, Jorge, and Robert Etienne. : Jashemski, Wilhelmina F. 1981 visited, he argues that the best character cultivated! 119–134.Find this resource: Cossarini, horti ancient rome restaurant and bar resource: Cunliffe, Barry.. 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