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Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella (; Arabic: Yunius,: 12 ) was a prominent Roman writer on agriculture in the Roman Empire.His De re rustica in twelve volumes has been completely preserved and forms an important source on Roman agriculture, together with the works of Cato the Elder and Marcus Terentius Varro, both of which he occasionally cites. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Columella has received more than 308,239 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Columella is the 609th most popular writer (up from 648th in 2019), the 177th most popular biography from Spain (up from 202nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Spanish Writer.

The columella is most famous for its role in the formation of the nasal septum.

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  • 310k

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  • 65.47

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  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

L. Ivni Moderati Colvmellae Opera qvae exstant recensvit Vilelmvs Lundström
De re rustica
Agriculture, Didactic poetry, Latin, Early works to 1800
Les arbres
Early works to 1800, Viticulture, Fruit-culture
On agriculture, with a recension of the text and an English translation by Harrison Boyd Ash
Early works to 1800, Agriculture
On Agriculture, With a Recension of the Text and an English Translation by Harrison Boyd Ash

Page views of Columellas by language

Over the past year Columella has had the most page views in the with 33,435 views, followed by Spanish (17,110), and Italian (10,727). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Albanian (63.24%), Friulian (53.13%), and Bulgarian (34.76%)


Among writers, Columella ranks 609 out of 7,302Before him are Pierre Loti, Dimitrie Cantemir, Erich Kästner, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, John Irving, and Elisabeth of Wied. After him are Alexander Herzen, Stieg Larsson, Madame Roland, Ferenc Molnár, Anton Makarenko, and Dietrich Eckart.

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Among people born in 4, Columella ranks 1After him is Daemusin of Goguryeo. Among people deceased in 70, Columella ranks 3Before him are Andrew the Apostle, and Jude the Apostle. After him are Emperor Suinin, Yohanan ben Zakkai, and Simon bar Giora.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Columella ranks 177 out of 3,355Before him are Henry II of Castile (1334), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Judah Halevi (1079), Martin of Aragon (1356), Alfonso II of Aragon (1157), and Enrique Granados (1867). After him are Penélope Cruz (1974), Leo Africanus (1494), Tirso de Molina (1579), Luis Carrero Blanco (1904), Philip, Duke of Parma (1720), and Peter II of Aragon (1174).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Columella ranks 17Before him are Martial (40), Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Francisco de Quevedo (1584), Gaius Julius Hyginus (-64), and Judah Halevi (1079). After him are Leo Africanus (1494), Tirso de Molina (1579), Camilo José Cela (1916), Matilde Camus (1919), Joseph of Anchieta (1534), and Jacinto Benavente (1866).