Jugerum


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Jugerum

An ancient Roman unit of area approximately equivalent to 2,523 square meters.
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The first, Tiberius, while serving as a plebeian tribune, successfully pushed for an agrarian law stipulating that no land owner should hold more than 500 jugera (one Roman jugerum equaled roughly 5/8 of an acre).
Columella recommended that vineyards yielding under 3 cullei of wine per jugerum of land(1) should be uprooted; many vineyards yielded as much as 10 to 15 cullei perjugerum (Jashemski 1968: 73).