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[1] Field measurement

Iugum (‘yoke’), according to Varro Rust. 1,10,1, was the name of a field measurement in Hispania ulterior equal to the value of the  iugerum . From the time of Diocletian onwards, the iugum consisted of a virgate of varying size, according to the quality of the land. In Syria, therefore, one iugum comprised 5 iugera of vineyard, 20, 40, 60 iugera of agricultural land of declining yield or 220 resp. 450 perticae (at 100 square feet each) of oil-producing plantings (FIRA 2,7…

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Chantraine, Heinrich (Mannheim), “Iugum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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