[German version] The two
Sasernae, who were probably members of the
gens Hostilia and are described in Columella as
pater et filius (Columella 1,1,12), were the authors of a Latin work on agriculture published between 146 and 57 BC; they were considered the earliest Latin agrarian writers after Cato  (Columella 1,1,12; Plin. HN 17,199). Columella and Plinius  rated their work highly (Columella 1 praef. 32; 1,1,4: “
non spernendus auctor rei rusticae Saserna”; 1,1,12; Plin. HN 17,199: '
peritissimi'). From mentions in Varro, Columella and Pliny it is possible to re…