Ancient authors:

  • Cato, de agri cultura (On Agriculture)
  • Columella, de re rustica (On Agriculture / Country Life)
  • Pliny the Elder, naturae historiae (Natural History)
  • Palladius, opus agriculturae (On Agriculture / World of the Countryside)
  • Varro, rerum rusticarum libri tres (Three Books on Agriculture)
  • Virgil, georgicon (Georgics)

Books and articles:

  • Ciarallo, Annamaria. 2001. Gardens of Pompeii. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum.
  • Cunliffe, Barry. 1971. Fishbourne. A Roman palace and its garden. London: Thames and Hudson.
  • Farrar, Linda. 2011. Ancient Roman Gardens. Stroud: The History Press.
  • Flint-Hamilton, Kimberly. 1999. “Legumes in ancient Greece and Rome: food, medicine, or poison?” Hesperia 68.3: 371-385.
  • Henderson, John. 2004. The Roman book of gardening. London: Routledge.
  • Jennings, Anne. 2006. Roman gardens. London: English Heritage.
  • Ryley, Claire. 1998. Roman gardens and their plants. Lewes: Sussex Archaeological Society.
  • Van der Veen, Marijke, Alexandra Livarda, and Alistair Hill. 2008. “New plant foods in Roman Britain – dispersal and social access”Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology 13.1: 11-36.