Centuria

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Centuria

An ancient Roman unit of area approximately equivalent to 50.5 hectares.
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From matter-of-fact scrawls about finances to the carefully crafted letters from his Centuriae (styled cottidianas Epistolas by Lipsius himself in 01 02 20 Z, some of which were perhaps never sent in the form they were printed), these letter collections also show how he built his alliances, trying to be friends with everyone, from the Protestant Scaliger, whom he respected (the respect was not quite mutual), to Scaliger's despised opponent Martin del Rio.
2: Adagiorum chilias I, centuriae VI-X[Adagia 501--1000] Ed.
7: Adagiorum chilias IV, centuriae I-V[Adagia 3001-3500].
8: Adagiorum chilias IV, centuriae VI-X; chilias V, Centuriae I-II [Adagia 3501-4151].
The centuriae enclosed all the land that was to be distributed, often including woodland and pasture, and each settler received a certain amount of land in a centuria, depending on how large his personal allocation was to be.
to the right of decumanus) I or the second (decumanus) or III or IV, on the near side of this or that kardo', as far as is required to complete the area of land of each group of ten men, that is, the number of centuriae in which their land is situated.
If in a territory we have made centuriae of 200 iugera and the recipients are to be allocated [66.
This worked as follows: if three men agreed to accept any of the allocations in a centuria, a group was formed by consent and one name was written on a lot to represent all three and these lots were drawn; then the lots containing the centuriae were drawn and the first group of three got the first centuria to come out of the urn, and so on.
This method of sortition is similar to that described by Hyginus 1, in respect of the use of lot to establish the order within fixed groups of settlers, whose number is determined by the amount of land to be distributed to each recipient, and the drawing of lots containing all the available land in the centuriae.