aziende padronali

19:52 Mar 27, 2018
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Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Business/Commerce (general) / historical reference in A Journal Article
Italian term or phrase: aziende padronali

Nel corso degli ultimi secoli dell'epoca romana, quando ormai si era formato l'Impero, si moltiplicarono i latifondi agricoli, ossia dei grandi possedimenti terrieri gestiti da efficienti aziende padronali. Le "ville" romane erano formate da edifici residenziali e rurali, adibiti alle diverse pratiche agricole, raggruppati intorno a uno spazio centrale che includeva anche officine e fornaci. Queste "ville" rappresentavano il fulcro dell'azienda agricola e, se inizialmente si sorreggevano sul lavoro degli schiavi, in seguito si avvalsero di uomini liberi che con le famiglie contadine risiedevano all'interno della proprietà.


Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 11:41

Summary of answers provided
3family business / family company
Patrick Hopkins



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family business / family company


Patrick Hopkins
Local time: 17:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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neutral  Barbara Carrara: Sorry, Patrick, but your suggestions would not work for the given context (ancient Rome and the Roman 'villas'). You may want to rethink those...
13 hrs
  -> I don't see the problem. Basically it's talking about family-run plantations like in the US South in the 1800s. So I think it's an appropriate translation.

neutral  writeaway: agree with Barbara. the term company is incongruous in any case (also with reference to Southern Plantations in the early 19th century/imo you have to rework it. read the context provided by Asker
13 hrs
  -> If "company" is the problem, I guess the alternative could be "family farm" or "family estates"
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