Jugerum

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Jugerum

An ancient Roman unit of area approximately equivalent to 2,523 square meters.
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Forma censuali cavetur, ut agri sic in censum referantur, nomen fundi cuisque et in qua civitate et in quo pago sit et quos duos vicinos proximos habeat et id arvum, quod in decem annos proximos satum erit, quot iugerum sit: vinea quot vites habeat: olivae quot iugerum et quot arbores habeant: pratum quod intra decem annos proximos sectum erit, quot iugerum: pascua quot iugerum esse videantur: idem silvae caeduae.
This concept can also be seen in the Roman iugerum and perhaps in the "old" donum of 2,500 [m.sup.2].
To someone who asks "what sort of land have you bought?" the answer will contain a descriptive phrase such as "oblongum ab initio, deinde latiorem" (elongated at the beginning, then broader), "duorum iugerum longitudinis" (two iugera long), "incerte latitudinis" (of uncertain broadness).
si in illa pertica centuries ducenum iugerum fecerimus et accipientibus dabuntur iugera sexagena sena besses, unam centuriam tres [homines] accipere debebunt, in qua illis tres parses aequis frontibus determinabimus.