The slaves of a private Roman were divided between the familia rustica and the familia urbana.
At the head of the familia rustica was the villicus, himself a slave, with the wife who was given him at once to aid him and to bind him to his duties.
He also designed many of the fine palaces which give Vicenza its individuality; only two of them, the Barbarano and Chiericati palaces (the latter containing the picture gallery), have two orders of architecture, the rest having a heavy rustica basis with only one order above it.
He wrote a poem on agriculture (De re rustica) in fourteen books, the material being derived from Columella and other earlier writers.
Rustica, a smaller plant with a much-branched stem and greenish-yellow flowers with a short, broad tube.
(2) Of the Harvest festivals the most significant are the twin celebrations on August 21st and 25th to the divinity pair Consus and Ops, who are both concerned with the storing of the year's produce, and two mysterious vintage festivals, the Vinalia Rustica and the Meditrinalia, connected originally with Jupiter.
338ff., and in Cato's work de Re Rustica (141) we have full details and the text of the prayers used by the Latin farmer in thus "lustrating" his own land.
"Rustica Vinalia"; Juvenal xii.
The chief or only changes which domestication seems to have induced in its appearance are a tendency to albinism generally shown in the plumage of its lower parts, and frequently, though not always, the conversion of the colour of its legs and 1 Columella (De re rustica, viii.
The other extant prose work, the De Re Rustica, is in three books, each of which is in the form of a dialogue, the circumstances and in the main the interlocutors being different f or each.
The most recent and best recension of the De Re Rustica is that of Keil (Leipzig, 1884).
She had two temples in Rome, one in the grove of Libitina, with whom she wa.s wrongly identified, and the other near the Circus Maximus, both of which had as their dedication day the 19th of August, the festival of the Vinalia rustica, a fact which also points in the direction of skilled cultivation as the human work of which she was protectress.