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Terminatio
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(from Latin terminus , 'boundary'). The definition of boundaries between land belonging to individuals, but esp. between communities. An official boundary was almost never drawn between Roman provinces, however, because their limits were defined by the territorial extent of the autonomous administrative units concerned. Markers were boundary stones (termini; ILS 5926) or wooden posts [1. 244]. The terminatio was carried out by mensores, 'surveyors'; some of the theoretical technical literature survives (cf. [1; 2; 3]). Roman magistrates were legal…

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Terminatio”, 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 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1204600>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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