We live in the middle of the tumultuous life of the city. From the heights of the urban society, we are inclined to consider rural life a sign of an inferior existence, unfit for the metropolis’ refined spirits. But on a closer look, we discover the character and conscience shaping role that agriculture had in the roman world. To struggle day by day in the field, with the unfavorable weather gods, diseases, to continue with the rigor of Sisif, the field work does not mean the existential brutalization, on the contrary, it implies the practice and refinement of sine qua non qualities. This writing traces how the distance from the discipline and simplicity of the rural life gradually destructs features that had built the greatest empire.