Neque omnia insita misceri fas est. Plinio, l’innesto, il sacro

Mario Lentano


The article is aimed at shedding light on some aspects of Latin representation of grafting. Moving from two passages of Pliny the Elder’s Natural history, the attention is focused, on the one hand, on the religious norms ruling or forbidding the coupling between trees, and on the other, on the deities thought of as founders of grafting and governors of this practice, from Saturn to the mysterious Insitor.

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