(Plural, centuriae.) Roman unit of land area = 100 heredia, about 506,000 square meters.


[Varro's characters are discussing Marcus Cato's estimate of the number of slaves required to run a farm of 240 iugera] Mitto illut, quod modum neque unum nec modicum proposuit CCXL iugerum (modicus enim centuria, et ea CC iugerum)...

I ignore the fact that the size mentioned--240 iugera--is neither a unit nor a standard size (the standard unit is the centuria, and that is 200 iugera)...

Marcus Tarentius Varro.
Rerum Rusticarum. Book I, chapter xviii.


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